Medawar, Peter Brian


1915–1987 Brazilian‐born British biologist who furthered the science of immunology and who was awarded the Nobel Prize for work on acquired immunological tolerance and its importance to tissue transplantation.

Keywords: immunology; immunological tolerance; transplantation; tissue rejection; Burnet McFarlane

Further Reading

LeGros Clark WE and Medawar PB (eds) (1945) Essays on Growth and Form, presented to D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Medawar PB (1951) An Unsolved Problem of Biology. An Inaugural Lecture delivered at University College London. London: HK Lewis.

Medawar PB (1957) The Uniqueness of the Individual. London: Methuen.

Lance EM, Medawar PB and Simpson E (eds) (1977) An Introduction to Immunology. London: Wildwood House.

Medawar PB (1979) Advice to a Young Scientist. London: Harper and Row.

Medawar PB (1982) Pluto's Republic: incorporating The Art of the Soluble and Induction and Intuition in Scientific Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Medawar PB (1984) The Limits of Science. New York: Harper and Row.

Medawar PB (1986) Memoir of a Thinking Radish. An Autobiography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mitchison NA (1990) Peter Brian Medawar 28 February 1915–2 October 1987. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 35, pp. 281–301. London: The Royal Society.

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Manuel, Diana E(May 2001) Medawar, Peter Brian. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002517]