TIL Ruth Levi-Montalcini was kicked out of medical school under Mussolini’s Race Laws, moved to Brussels where she lived and studied until Hitler’s imminent takeover, and ended up setting up a laboratory in her bedroom back in Italy. In 1986, she won the Nobel Prize in Medicine and lived until 103.

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