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Authorised form of nameBlack; Sir; James Whyte (1924 - 2010)
SurnameBlack
ForenamesJames Whyte
Dates1924 - 2010
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
14 June 1924
Death:
22 March 2010
ActivityProfession:
Pharmacologist
Education:
Medical degree from University of St Andrews (1946).
Career:
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)
Honours:
Kt 1981; OM 2000
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
18/03/1976
Medals/Prizes:
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
Lectures:
Philips 1982
SourcesAnne Purkiss 'Scientists 1985 - 2010; Portraits of Fellows of the Royal Society' 2010
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/84966931
Royal Society codeNA4310
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/AKP/007132Black, Sir James WhyteOctober 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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