Reference numberEC/1951/02
Previous numbersCert XVI, 2; A00814
TitleBoyd, Sir John Smith Knox: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for important contributions to bacteriology and immunology. His outstanding work on the antigenic structure of dysentery bacilli led to a new classification of these organisms and to great improvement in the diagnosis of bacillary dysentery. His systematic survey of the fevers of the typhus group in the Army in India was a valuable contribution to knowledge of this group of diseases. His exact study of active immunisation against tetanus was the basis of immunisation against tetanus in the British Army during the war of 1939-1945. With N. Hamilton Fairley he was responsible , by the introduction of chemotherapy, for the great diminution in mortality and morbidity from dysentery in the Army of the Middle East.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. A Felix; Charles H Kellaway; Alexander Fleming; Paul Fildes; G R Cameron; Percival Hartley; F M Burnet
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Boyd, Sir John Smith Knox: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA330Boyd; Sir; John Smith Knox (1891 - 1981)1891 - 1981
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