ADMIRAL HARRIMAN NELSON ACCEPTS NOBEL PRIZE IN BIOLOGY
"...In recognition of his research in Marine Biology and the development of artifical stimulation of cell division in chrysomonads, the Nobel Foundation of Stockholm on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science is pleased to present the Nobel Prize in Biology to Admiral Harriman Nelson."
In response Nelson took the podium. The great hall is filled with the sound of a standing ovation. Nelson rose and headed for the steps leading to the podium. He reached the first row of seats just in fron of the steps where the King and the Royal Family are standing. Nelson paused, bowed and stepped up to the King who handed him the large, tooled calf portfolio ad the medal in its elegant case. They shook hands. Admiral Nelson bowed, moved backwards to the steps and mounted the podium.Admiral Nelson, in full dress, carrying the portfolio and the medal, reached the podium. He shook hands with the man, who was speaking earlier and turned to the audience. Admiral Nelson took a deep breath then began:
Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen. This is the proudest moment of my life. It is with profound gratitude and a deep sense of honor that I accept this award, not for myself alone, but on behalf of the officers and men of the submarine Seaview and the staff of the Nelson Institute. Thank you.
Admiral Nelson was deeply moved, almost overcome with emotion as he tried to smile. He then turned and moved away from the lectern.
After the reception, Admiral Nelson accepted an invitation from Dr. Tabor Ulrich to tour his lab in Switzerland. Nelson flew Dr. Tabor and his assistant Gundi back to the lab in the FS1.