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Authorised form of nameMedawar; Sir; Peter Brian (1915 - 1987)
Dates1915 - 1987
Place of birthRio de Janeiro
Date of birth28/02/1915
Date of death02/10/1987
ActivityMedals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physiology or Medicine) 1960
Honours:
CBE 1958; Kt 1965; CH 1972; OM 1981
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/03/1949
Age at election34
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1959; Copley Medal 1969; Faraday 1987
Lectures:
Croonian 1958; Tercentenary 1960
Sources Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1990 vol 35 pp 281-301, plate, by N A Mitchison
References:
Patricia H Clarke, review of Jean Medawar, A Very Decided Preference in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 198-200
Gillian Beer, 'Translation or Transformation? The Relations of Literature and Science' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 81-99
Notes:
Birthplace from The Times, 28/02/2001
N Calver and M Parker 'The logic of scientific unity? Medawar, the Royal Society and the Rothschild Controversy.' in Notes and Records, Vol 70, Issue 1, March 2016 pp 83-100
N Calver ' Sir Peter Medawar: science, creativity and the popularization of KArl Popper.' In Notes and Records, vol 672013, pp 301-314
Royal Society codeNA7796
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/WS/3469Medawar, Sir Peter Brian
GLB/19/1/8Peter Medawar to Brown27 January 1960
EC/1949/15Medawar, Sir Peter Brian: certificate of election to the Royal Society
GLB/18/9P B Medawar to the Royal Society Club20 February 1962
IM/GA/AR/6989Medawar, Sir Peter Briannd
RR/67/285Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The growth, growth energy, and ageing of the chicken’s heart' by Peter Brian MedawarJuly 1940
RR/68/395Referee's report by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, on a paper 'The shape of the human being as a function of time' by Peter Brian Medawar28 June 1943
RR/68/396Referee's report by Lancelot Thomas Hogben, on a paper 'The shape of the human being as a function of time' by Peter Brian Medawar28 September 1943
RR/68/394Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The shape of the human being as a function of time' by Peter Brian Medawar[1943]
RR/68/397Letter from Lancelot Thomas Hogben, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'The shape of the human being as a function of time' by Peter Brian Medawar21 May 1943
IM/GA/WS/3469/AMedawar, Sir Peter Briannd
IM/GA/WS/3469/DMedawar, Sir Peter Briannd
IM/GA/WRS/8627Medawar, Sir Peter Briannd
CMB/281/44Notes on papers passed for publication in the Proceedings1962
IM/GA/SGRS/8365Medawar, Sir Peter Brian1984
RR/72/279Letter from Peter Brian Medawar, on a paper 'The transplantation of normal tissues: with special reference to auto- and homotransplants of thyroid and spleen in the anterior chamber of the eye, and subcutaneously, in guinea-pigs' by Michael Francis Addison Woodruff and Hazel G Woodruff to Edward James Salisbury2 January 1950
RR/72/278Referee's report by Peter Brian Medawar, on a paper 'The transplantation of normal tissues: with special reference to auto- and homotransplants of thyroid and spleen in the anterior chamber of the eye, and subcutaneously, in guinea-pigs' by Michael Francis Addison Woodruff and Hazel G Woodruff 1949
IM/003046Medawar, Sir Peter Briannd
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