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physician , researcher

Peter Brian Medawar, British biological scientist Recipient Nobel prize in medicine or physiology (with Burnet), 1960; Copley medal Royal Society, 1969; Hamilton Fairley medal Royal College Physicians, 1971.

Background

Medawar, Peter Brian was born on February 28, 1915 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Nicholas and Muriel (Dowling) Medawar.

Education

Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1939. Doctor of Science (honorary), Oxford University, England, 1945. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Alberta.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Cambridge University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Birmingham University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Liege University.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Brazil. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University British Columbia. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Brussels.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Chicago. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Dalhousie. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Exeter.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Hull. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Dundee. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Glasgow.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Aston. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Southhampton. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University South Florida.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Washington University, St. Louis. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Harvard University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), London University.

Career

Lecturer Oxford University, 1938—1947. Fellow Magdalen College, Oxford, 1938—1947. Head zoology department Birmingham University, 1947—1951, University College, London, 1951—1962.

Director National Institute Medical Research, 1962—1971. Professor at large Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1966—1969. Researcher Clinical Research Center, 1971—1987.

Works

Membership

Fellow: American College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons, British Association for the Advancement of Science (president 1968-1969), New York Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, National Academy of Sciences, Royal Canada College Physicians and Surgeons, Royal Society, British Academy (honorary).

Connections

Married Jean Taylor Medawar, February 27, 1937. Children: Caroline Medawar Garland, Charles, Louise Medawar Harding, Alexander.

father:
Nicholas Medawar

mother:
Muriel (Dowling) Medawar

spouse:
Jean Taylor Medawar

child:
Louise Medawar Harding Medawar

child:
Charles Medawar

child:
Caroline Medawar Garland Medawar

child:
Alexander Medawar