|Authorised form of name||Peart; Sir; William Stanley (1922 - 2019)|
|Dates||1922 - 2019|
|Dates and places||Birth: |
South Shields, Co Durham (31 March 1922)
Highgate, London, UK (14 March 2019)
King's College School; Bradford Grammar School; St Mary's Hospital Medical School
|Royal Society activity||Membership: |
Buchanan Medal 2000
1973-1974, 1987-1988; VP 1987-1988
|General context||Stanley Peart was a doctor and clinical researcher who was first to demonstrate the release of noradrenaline after the stimulation of sympathetic nerves. However, Stanley’s main research interest lay in renal medicine and in particular, a hormone system that regulates blood pressure and water called the renin–angiotensin system.|
He was the first to purify the peptide hormone angiotensin and determine its structure. He later isolated the enzyme renin — which catalyses the production of angiotensin — and carried out important work to investigate the control of its release in the body. Stanley was also acknowledged as being the driving force behind the development of the renal transplant programme at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London.
Stanley was Chair of the Medical Research Society for more than a decade and later a member of the Medical Research Council. Stanley was also a trustee of the Wellcome Trust, where he headed their first clinical panel. He was knighted in 1985.
Sir Stanley Peart FMedSci FRS died on 14 March 2019.
|Virtual International Authority File||http://viaf.org/viaf/268040190|
|Royal Society code||NA5176|
Archives associated with this Fellow
|EC/1969/24||Peart, William Stanley: certificate of election to the Royal Society|
|IM/003475||Peart, Sir William Stanley||2000|
|JV/11/7/170||Letter from Professor W S Peart, FRS (Medical Unit, St Mary's Hospital) to Sir John Vane ||2 January 1984|
|WF/578||Grant application from St. Mary's Hosptial to the Wolfson Foundation||17 June 1977|
|IM/003474||Peart, Sir William Stanley||circa 1992|