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Sir Peter Medawar

Person  Male  Born 28/2/1915  Died 2/10/1987

Categories: Medicine

Countries: Brazil

OM, FRS, Nobel Laureate.  Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His pioneering wartime research on tissue grafting won him the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 1960. Not a fan of psychoanalysis - in 1975 he called it "the most stupendous intellectual confidence trick of the 20th century". His autobiography is titled: Memoir of a Thinking Radish (1986). Died London. 

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Sir Peter Medawar plaque

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