Queen fanfic: Drowse (part one)
Summary: Brian lives a very ordinary day-to-day life, until Roger moves in across the hall and it all goes topsy-turvy.
Words: 7k this part, 19k total
Rating: NC-17 / M
Warnings: Alcohol use, angst
i stopped reading fanfiction about real people long ago but this… I just can’t get over it and I don’t know why.
22 April 2014
Italian neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini – born on this day in 1909 – received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, along with Stanley Cohen, for their discovery that a protein called nerve growth factor plays a key role in the development of the nervous system. But particularly remarkable is how Levi-Montalcini managed to conduct her research at a time when Mussolini prevented non-Aryan Italian citizens from having academic careers. This impelled Levi-Montalcini to set up a laboratory in her bedroom at her family home in Turin. Following heavy bombing by English and American forces, she left Turin to rebuild her mini-laboratory in a cottage in the country. When the German army invaded Italy, she fled to Florence to work as a doctor for war refugees. After the war, she went to Washington University, St. Louis, USA, and remained there for thirty years. She died in December 2012 aged 103.
Written by Nick Kennedy
She was fired from her university for being Jewish, and many of the laws introduced by the fascist dictatorship in Italy were aimed at barring Jewish people from professional work.