Peter Medawar

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Birthday
28, 1915
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Oct 2, 1987 (72)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1915
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Oct 2, 1987 (72)

About

British zoologist and director of the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill who won the Nobel Prize in 1960 for his work in tissue grafting. 

Before Fame

He was born in the British Consulate in Brazil, making him a natural born British subject.

Trivia

He was born and died on the same days as Ernest Renan.

Family Life

Peter's parents were named Edith Muriel Dowling and Nicholas Medawar.

Associated With

He once said about Vincent Van Gogh, "If a scientist were to cut his ear off, no one would take it as evidence of a heightened sensibility."