chapter  28
Marie Joseph Auguste Carrel (1873-1941)
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In 1912, the Nobel Committee awarded the coveted Nobel Prize of Physiology and Medicine to a visionary scientific surgeon commonly known as Alexis Carrel (1873-1941). After knowing the consequences of the penetrating injury of the por­ tal vein with massive bleeding suffered by Frances President Sadi Carnot, Carrelaided by his mother-learned to sew blood vessels with a great degree of precision. His success rapidly reached extraordinary heights and surgeons and scientists readily recognized his unique contribution.1