Authorised form of nameBlack; Sir; James Whyte (1924 - 2010)
ForenamesJames Whyte
Dates1924 - 2010
Dates and placesBirth:
14 June 1924
22 March 2010
Medical degree from University of St Andrews (1946).
Taught at various universities 1946-1956, then joined Imperial Chemical Industries as a senior pharmacologist (1958). Head of biological research at Smith Kline and French Laboratories (1964). Joined Wellcome Reserach Laboratories as Director of Therapeutic Research (1978). Professor of analytical pharmacology at King's College Cambridge (1984) becoming Emeritus (1993). Chancellor of University of Dundee in Scotland (1992-)
Discovered the first beta-blocking drug (1962); Professor of Analytical Pharmacology, King's College Hospital, University of London (1984-1993)
Kt 1981; OM 2000
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Mullard Medal 1978; Nobel Prize (Physiology or Medicine) 1988 jointly with George H Hitchings and Gertrude B Elion for their work on drug development; Royal Medal 2004
Philips 1982
SourcesAnne Purkiss 'Scientists 1985 - 2010; Portraits of Fellows of the Royal Society' 2010
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA4310
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/AKP/0006Portrait of Sir James Whyte BlackOctober 1988
IM/GA/RGRS/7944Black, Sir James Whyte1977
EC/1976/05Black, Sir James Whyte: certificate of election to the Royal Society1974
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