|Title||Miles, Arnold Ashley: certificate of election to the Royal Society|
|Date||16 March 1961|
|Description||Certificate of Election |
|Citation||Distinguished 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.
|Proposers||From 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|
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|NA451||Miles; Sir; Arnold Ashley (1904 - 1988)||1904 - 1988|