Arthur Nobile

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Arthur Nobile (May 6, 1920 – January 13, 2004, aged 83) was an American microbiologist.[1] He is best known for his isolation and reproduction of the steroids prednisone and prednisolone.


He was born on May 6, 1920, in Newark, New Jersey.

Nobile studied at the University of Southern California before he earned his B.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley

He died on January 13, 2004 at age 83.


Nobile's work with the steroid drugs prednisone and prednisolone is widely considered one of the largest advances in 20th century medicine.[2]


  1. ^ "Invent Now | Hall of Fame – Arthur Nobile". National Inventors Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  2. ^ "2000 Inductees - Arthur Nobile". Stevens Institute of Technology. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.