Reference numberEC/1961/18
TitleMiles, Arnold Ashley: certificate of election to the Royal Society
Date16 March 1961
DescriptionCertificate of Election
CitationDistinguished for his work in microbiology and experimental pathology. He was one of the first to relate the immunological properties of a bacterial endotoxin to those of its chemical components. He has advanced knowledge on the effect of permeability factors in inflammation and discovered and defined a new type. He discovered and defined a period in the early stages of inflammation important for subsequent invasion of tissue and refuted lymphatic blockade as a major defence mechanism.
As a former Deputy Director of the National Institute for Medical Research and as the present Director of the Lister Institute he has had a large influence on the course of experimental research, and equally, as co-author of Topley & Wilson's Principles of Bacteriology and Immunity (underlined), on bacteriological training internationally.
A list of 99 titles is appended.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: Proposer - H W Florey; Seconder - Paul Fildes; Wilson Smith; H H Dale; Muriel Robertson; Alan N Drury; Allan W Downie; C H Andrewes; C R Harington; R R Race; F C Bawden; N W Pirie; Ernst B Chain; W T J Morgan; David W Henderson; Alex. Haddow; P B Medawar
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA451Miles; Sir; Arnold Ashley (1904 - 1988)1904 - 1988
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