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Dr. Nansen began his career as a scientist in Norway, where he was born on Oct. 10, 1861, and first became famous throughout the world for his leadership of the North Pole expedition of 1893-96, which reached the highest latitude until then attained. He took an active part in tthe separation of Norway from Sweden, and later served as Norwegian Minister in London. In later years he has worked for peace, been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and, as High Commissioner of the League of Nations, has carried on the humanitarian work described in the following article.— Editors Current History.
Fridtjof Nansen; Rescuing Millions of War Victims From Disease and Starvation. Current History 1 July 1929; 30 (4): 567–576. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.1918.104.22.1687
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