Peter Medawar

1915 - 1987

Peter Medawar

Sir Peter Brian Medawar (; 28 February 1915 – 2 October 1987) was a British biologist and writer, whose works on graft rejection and the discovery of acquired immune tolerance were fundamental to the medical practice of tissue and organ transplants. For his scientific works he is regarded as the "father of transplantation". He is remembered for his wit both in person and in popular writings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Medawar has received more than 241,395 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 123rd most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Peter Medawar ranks 123 out of 686Before him are Joshua Lederberg, Gerald Edelman, Jan Swammerdam, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Edward B. Lewis, and Johan Christian Fabricius. After him are Wilhelm Johannsen, Elias Magnus Fries, Erwin Neher, Charles Bonnet, Theodosius Dobzhansky, and Robert Whittaker.

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Among people born in 1915, Peter Medawar ranks 43Before him are Mario Del Monaco, Bob Kane, Helmut Schön, Thomas Huckle Weller, W. Arthur Lewis, and Chung Ju-yung. After him are Laurent Schwartz, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Franz Josef Strauss, Shoichi Yokoi, Kaoru Ishikawa, and Henry Taube. Among people deceased in 1987, Peter Medawar ranks 33Before him are Joseph Campbell, Georg Wittig, Jacqueline du Pré, Nobusuke Kishi, Anthony de Mello, and Liberace. After him are Peter Tosh, James Baldwin, Erskine Caldwell, Buddy Rich, Yasuo Haruyama, and André Masson.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Peter Medawar ranks 68 out of 1,296Before him are Zumbi (1655), Cafu (1970), Bebeto (1964), Kaká (1982), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), and João Goulart (1918). After him are Vicente Feola (1909), Deodoro da Fonseca (1827), Fernanda Montenegro (1929), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Gérson (1941), and Itamar Franco (1930).