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Andrew Schally (1983)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983

Duration: 00:27:02

Subjects: Schally, Andrew V. | Medicine -- Research | Scientific research | Health | Cancer | Nobel Prize winners


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Schally, Andrew Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from 1983 features an interview with Dr. Andrew Schally conducted by Gus Weill. Schally, a researcher at Tulane University, won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1977. He discusses: receiving the initial phone call informing him that he had won the Nobel Prize; the award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden; how the award changed his life; his research into peptide hormone production in the brain; and the practical applications of his research, including the potential treatment of cancer.