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Because it was a new group of substances in the body that
nobody had ever made any important award to. The man that did the
work for a long time was the chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee,
Dr. Bergstrom, and we think that they would have given it a Nobel
Prize if it had not been he that was the chairman of the committee
for the awards. And we thought it would be nice to award him.
I can see a conflict of interest there.
Yes. We thought it would be good to award him, because this
is something of great significance. And echocardiography and
What is sonography?
Sonography is diagnosis through sound, through being able
to put sound waves through the body and detect any unusual blockages.
That has been used in connection with the brain, hasn't it?
Well, that's tomography. That's computer, that's cat --
computerized axial tomography, which is different, but sonography is
cheaper and is just becoming very, very important in diagnosis of
heart defects. You can diagnose heart defects through echocardiography
to a degree that isn't possible in any other way. And those are the
two areas that are going to receive awards this coming year.
How many people will receive awards, do you know?
Well, two in one group and three in another.
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