The Board of Directors of City Trusts of the city of Philadelphia honored three researchers last month for inventions that have contributed to the "comfort, welfare, and happiness" of mankind. The three were given John Scott Awards, consisting of a copper medal and a $10,000 prize. An unshared award went to Barry J. Marshall, a 1995 Lasker laureate and a clinical associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Virginia, for discovering the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in causing peptic ulcers (see story on page 1). In presenting the award to Marshall, The Scientist publisher Eugene Garfield noted that the "primordial paper" reporting this discovery (B.R. Marshall, J.R. Warren, Lancet, 1:1311-5, 1984) "has already been explicitly cited in over 800 papers, and it's therefore, by definition, a 'Citation Classic.'"

John Mather Joseph Taylor

SKY HIGH: Astronomers John Mather, left, and Joseph Taylor receive John Scott awards.

John C....

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to digital editions of The Scientist, as well as TS Digest, feature stories, more than 35 years of archives, and much more!
Already a member?