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Peter Medawar

1915 - 1987

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Sir Peter Brian Medawar (; 28 February 1915 – 2 October 1987) was a Brazilian-British biologist and writer, whose works on graft rejection and the discovery of acquired immune tolerance have been 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 402,817 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Peter Medawar is the 158th most popular biologist (up from 201st in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 109th in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Peter Medawar ranks 158 out of 841Before him are Jakob von Uexküll, Olaus Rudbeck, Johan Christian Fabricius, Paul Greengard, Anna Atkins, and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. After him are Erwin Neher, Bert Sakmann, César Milstein, Renato Dulbecco, Michael Houghton, and Temple Grandin.

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Among people born in 1915, Peter Medawar ranks 50Before him are Franz Josef Strauss, Rudolf Kirchschläger, Alan Watts, Kaoru Ishikawa, Terence Young, and Laurent Schwartz. After him are Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este, Modibo Keïta, Mario Monicelli, W. Arthur Lewis, Rashid Behbudov, and Konstantin Simonov. Among people deceased in 1987, Peter Medawar ranks 39Before him are André Masson, Anthony de Mello, Henry Ford II, Douglas Sirk, Didier Pironi, and Peter Tosh. After him are Mahadevi Varma, James Baldwin, Randolph Scott, Luis Federico Leloir, Yakov Zeldovich, and Rouben Mamoulian.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Peter Medawar ranks 83 out of 2,067Before him are Vicente Feola (1909), José Freire Falcão (1925), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Anita Garibaldi (1821), and Paulo Mendes da Rocha (1928). After him are Sônia Braga (1950), Elza Soares (1930), Emílio Garrastazu Médici (1905), Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939), Hilderaldo Bellini (1930), and Leonardo Boff (1938).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Brazil

Among biologists born in Brazil, Peter Medawar ranks 1After him are Euclides da Cunha (1866), João Barbosa Rodrigues (1842), and Warwick Estevam Kerr (1922).