Peter Brian Medawar, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1960

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Peter Brian Medawar, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1960

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Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Death: October 02, 1987 (72)
London, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: East Sussex, England
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Son of Nicolas Agnatius Medawar and Edith Muriel Medawar
Husband of Jean Medawar
Father of Private; Private; Private; Private and Caroline Garland

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About Peter Brian Medawar, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1960

Sir Peter Brian Medawar OM CBE FRS (/ˈmɛdəwər/; 28 February 1915 – 2 October 1987) was a British biologist born in Brazil, whose work on graft rejection and the discovery of acquired immune tolerance was fundamental to the practice of tissue and organ transplants. He was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet. For his works he is regarded as the "father of transplantation". He is remembered for his wit in real life and popular writings. Famous zoologists such as Richard Dawkins, referred to him as "the wittiest of all scientific writers", and Stephen Jay Gould, as "the cleverest man I have ever known".

Medawar was the younger son of a Lebanese father and a British mother, and was naturalised British citizen. He studied at Marlborough College and Magdalen College, Oxford. He was professor of zoology at University of Birmingham and University College London. Until he was partially disabled by a cerebral infarction, he was Director of the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill.

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1915
February 28, 1915
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1987
October 2, 1987
Age 72
London, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, England