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Henderson, David Willis Wilson (1903–1968), immunologist and scientific administrator, was born on 23 July 1903 at Partick, Glasgow, the only child of John Henderson, accountant, and his wife, Mary Wilson. He was educated at Hamilton Academy where he enjoyed science and found ways to avoid working on subjects he disliked. On leaving school he chose a career in farming, but abandoned this abruptly because of his dismay at its unscientific methods. He instead enrolled for a degree in agricultural bacteriology at the ...

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David Willis Wilson Henderson (1903–1968) by Walter Bird Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society