Who is Peter Medawar?

Who is Peter Medawar?

June 26, 2021 Off By Felso

Sir Peter Brian Medawar (28 February 1915 – 2 October 1987) was a Brazilian-British biologist.

He has gained an important place in organ transplantation practices with his studies. He was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet.

He was born on February 28, 1915 in a small town near the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the son of a Lebanese father and a Brazilian mother. He acquired British citizenship at birth. Medawar and his family left Brazil in 1918 and moved to England, where they spent the rest of their lives. Medawar was educated here at Marlborough College and Magdalen College, Oxford. He was professor of zoology at the University of Birmingham (1947–51) and the University of London (1951–62). He was appointed director of the National Institute of Medical Research in 1962.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook