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Moira Dolan, M.D.
All patients have the right to Informed Consent, which is only possible when they are told:
what the proposed treatment is;
how it works (including the information that the mechanism of action is unknown, if that is the case);
what is known and not known about the potential adverse effects and safety;
what is known and not known about how well it works (effectiveness);
viable alternatives to the proposed treatment (including the option of no treatment).
Read a history of the Nobel Prize in a fresh way with information you haven’t heard before, including the backstories of the individuals and their cultures, the mistakes, the competitions, and the influences of disease, finance, war, and politics. It is meant for lay public, presented in an informal, approachable, and interesting manner, getting readers excited about the dramas surrounding prize-winning medical research.