Steven Mithen - 1999

22 Oct 1999

Archaeologist with an expertise in the behaviour of prehistoric hunter-gatherers and the evolution of mind, intelligence and language.

Paul Ewald - 1999

13 Oct 1999

American evolutionary biologist who linked common diseases of unknown origin to chronic low-level infections from viruses, bacteria or protozoa.

Eugenie C. Scott - 1999

6 Oct 1999

American physical anthropologist and educator who opposed the teaching of creationism in schools.

Carl Djerassi - 1999

26 Jan 1999

Austrian chemist known as the "Father of the Pill" for his role in the development of the first birth control pill.

Luc Montagnier - 1998

17 Nov 1998

French research scientist who received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Cicely Saunders - 1997

28 Oct 1997

English nurse who founded the first modern hospice and was responsible for establishing the discipline and the culture of palliative care.

Oliver Sacks - 1997

30 Sep 1997

British physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology, known as “the poet laureate of medicine”.

John Horgan - 1997

21 Jan 1997

American science journalist and author of The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Science in the Twilight of the Scientific Age.

Bernard Kouchner - 1996

4 Nov 1996

French politician, diplomat and doctor, who co-founded the Nobel peace prize-winning Médecins Sans Frontières.


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