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Askonas, Brigitte Alice (1923–2013)  

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Brigitte Alice Askonas (1923–2013) by unknown photographer, 1970s © reserved; National Institute of Medical Research

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Askonas, Brigitte Alice [Ita] (1923–2013), immunologist and biochemist  

Bridget Ogilvie

Askonas, Brigitte Alice [Ita] (1923–2013), immunologist and biochemist, was born on 1 April 1923 in Vienna, the second child and only daughter of Czech parents who were Jewish converts to Catholicism, Carl Frederick (later Charles Frederick) Askonas (1893–1946) and his wife, Rose, née...

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Billingham, Rupert Everett [Bill] (1921–2002), immunologist  

Leslie Brent

Billingham, Rupert Everett [Bill] (1921–2002), immunologist, was born on 15 October 1921 at 95 Portway, Warminster, Wiltshire, the only child of Albert Everett Billingham (1889–1977) and his wife, Helen Louise (1888–1978), daughter of Herbert Green. His father's family originated in the industrial Black Country...

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Boyse, Edward Arthur [Ted] (1923–2007), immunologist  

Harvey Cantor

Boyse, Edward Arthur [Ted] (1923–2007), immunologist, was born on 11 August 1923 at St Botolph's Lodge nursing home, Richmond Road, Worthing, Sussex, the son of Arthur Boyse (1859–1940), organist and choirmaster, and his wife, Dorothy Vera, née Mellersh (1888–1964). At the time of his birth registration his family lived at ...

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Brent, Leslie Baruch (1925–2019), transplantation immunologist  

Charles Bangham

Brent, Leslie Baruch (1925–2019), transplantation immunologist, was born Lothar Baruch on 5 July 1925 in Köslin, Germany (now Koszalin, in Poland), the son of Arthur Baruch (1883–1942), a travelling salesman who had won the Iron Cross in the First World War, and his wife ...

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Burnet, Sir Frank Macfarlane (1899–1985)  

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Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet (1899–1985) by Walter Bird, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burnet, Sir Frank Macfarlane (1899–1985), virologist and immunologist  

Pauline M. H. Mazumdar

Burnet, Sir Frank Macfarlane (1899–1985), virologist and immunologist, was born on 3 September 1899 in Traralgon, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, the second of seven children of Frank Burnet (b. 1856), a banker of Scottish descent, and Hadassah Pollock Mackay (b. 1872), the daughter of a schoolteacher who had also emigrated from ...

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Coombs, Robert Royston Amos [Robin] (1921–2006), immunologist  

Peter J. Lachmann

Coombs, Robert Royston Amos [Robin] (1921–2006), immunologist, was born Robert Royston Amos on 9 January 1921 at 4 Laurel Bank, Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London, the younger son of Charles Royston Amos (1892–1929), company director and former RAF officer, and his wife, Edris Owen, ...

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Doniach [née Abileah], Deborah (1912–2004), immunologist  

Ivan Roitt

Doniach [née Abileah], Deborah (1912–2004), immunologist, was born on 6 April 1912 in Geneva, Switzerland, the eldest of the three daughters of Arieh Abileah (1885–1985), a Ukranian-born concert pianist and accompanist of the violinist Josef Szigeti, and his wife, Fée Héltès (1886–1983)...

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Gell, Philip George Houthem (1914–2001), immunologist  

Avrion Mitchison

Gell, Philip George Houthem (1914–2001), immunologist, was born on 20 October 1914 in Dublin, the younger child and only son of Major Philip F. Gell, army officer, and his first wife, Elsie. His third name derived from the town in Belgium that his father was defending at the time of his birth. His father traced his ancestry back to the fourteenth century in ...

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Glenny, Alexander Thomas (1882–1965), immunologist  

David Evans

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Glenny, Alexander Thomas (1882–1965), immunologist, was born in Camberwell, London, on 18 September 1882, the third son among the five children of Thomas Armstrong Glenny, a stockbroker's clerk and Plymouth Brethren minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Foreman. He was educated at Alleyn's School...

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Gorer, Peter Alfred Isaac (1907–1961), immunologist and geneticist  

D. B. Amos

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Gorer, Peter Alfred Isaac (1907–1961), immunologist and geneticist, was born in London on 14 April 1907, the second of the three sons of Edgar Ezekiel Gorer (1872–1915), a noted collector of oriental art and fine art dealer, and his wife, Rachel Alice, née...

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Gowans, Sir James Learmonth (Jim) (1924–2020)  

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Sir James Learmonth Gowans (Jim) (1924–2020), by Lucy Neal

Lucy Neal

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Gowans, Sir James Learmonth [Jim] (1924–2020), immunologist and medical administrator  

Alex May

Gowans, Sir James Learmonth [Jim] (1924–2020), immunologist and medical administrator, was born on 7 May 1924 at 52 Harcourt Road, Crookesmoor, Sheffield, the only child of John Gowans (1890–1966), a laboratory technician at the University of Sheffield, and his Swedish wife, ...

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Henderson, David Willis Wilson (1903–1968), immunologist and scientific administrator  

Michael Worboys

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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Henderson, David Willis Wilson (1903–1968)  

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

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Hobbs, John Raymond [Jack] (1929–2008), pathologist and clinical immunologist  

Alex May

Hobbs, John Raymond [Jack] (1929–2008), pathologist and clinical immunologist, was born on 17 April 1929 at the Louise Margaret Hospital, Aldershot, the third of four sons of Frederick Walter Haydn Hobbs (1900–1975), a sergeant-major in the Duke of Cornwall's light infantry, and his wife, ...

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Humphrey, John Herbert (1915–1987), immunologist and medical scientist  

B. A. Askonas

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Humphrey, John Herbert (1915–1987), immunologist and medical scientist, was born on 16 December 1915 in West Byfleet, Surrey, the eldest in the family of three sons and two daughters of Herbert Alfred Humphrey (1868–1951), inventor and co-founder of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) at ...

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Jerne, Niels Kaj (1911–1994), immunologist  

Thomas Söderqvist

Jerne, Niels Kaj (1911–1994), immunologist, was born on 23 December 1911 at Brownswood Park Road, Stoke Newington, London, the fourth of five children of Hans Jessen Jerne (1877–1950), industrialist, and his wife, Else Marie, née Lindberg (1874–1956). His parents were Danish but had moved to ...

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Lachmann, Sir Peter Julius (1931–2020), immunologist  

Alex May

Lachmann, Sir Peter Julius (1931–2020), immunologist, was born in Berlin on 23 December 1931, the son of Heinz Ulrich Lachmann (1898–1971), lawyer, and his wife Thea Emilie, née Heller (1905–1978), who had studied chemistry. His parents had married in ...