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Authorised form of nameWoodruff; Sir; Michael Francis Addison (1911 - 2001)
SurnameWoodruff
ForenamesMichael Francis Addison
Dates1911 - 2001
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (03 April 1911)
Death:
10 March 2001
ActivityProfession:
Surgeon
Research Field:
Transplant surgery
Education:
Wesley College, Melbourne; Melbourne University (1932, 1st class, Engineering), (1937, 1st class, Medicine), MD (1940); Master of Surgery (1941); DSc (1962, Melbourne)
Career:
Family moved to Australia (1913); joined Royal Australian Medical Corps (1941); served in Malaya; Japanese prisoner of war (1942-1945); moved to England (1946); Tutor in Surgery, Sheffield University (1946); Senior Lecturer, Aberdeen University and Consultant Surgeon, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (?1948); staff, World Health Organisation (1949); moved to New Zealand ; Professor of Surgery, University of Otago (1952); Professor of Surgery, Edinburgh Unviersity and Consultant Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (1957-1976); researched immunological aspects of transplantation; performed the first organ transplant operation in Britain (October 1960); responsible for design, and first Director (to 1973), of the Nuffield Transplantation Surgey Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh (1968); researched cancer immunology (after retirement)
Honours:
Kt 1969
Memberships:
Hon RSNZ (1970); FRCS; International Transplantation Society (President 1969); FRCS Edinburgh
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
21/03/1968
Council:
1977-1979; VP 1978-1979
RelationshipsFather was a Professor in Veterinary Pathology; married (1946) Hazel Asby, botanical scientist, of Adelaide; two sons, one daughter
SourcesSources:
Obituaries: Daily Telegraph 15 March 2001; Guardian 16 March 2001
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2005 vol 51 pp 455-471, plate, by Sir Peter Morris SC FRCS FRS
References:
Robin J H Clark and Michael J Kelly, 'New Zealand, New Zealanders and the Royal Society' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 263-281
Royal Society codeNA8097
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/GRS/5177Woodruff, Sir Michael Francis Addisonnd
RR/72/274Referee's report by Solly Zuckerman, 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 Woodruff1949
WF/87Grant application from University of Cambridge to the Wolfson Foundation1964-1965
EC/1968/32Woodruff, Michael Francis Addison: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/72/276Referee's report by Percival Hartley, 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
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/72/277Letter from Percival Hartley, 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 David Brunt 25 September 1949
RR/72/275Letter from Solly Zuckerman, 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 David Brunt4 October 1949
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