Peter Medawar

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Noun1.Peter Medawar - British immunologist (born in Brazil) who studied tissue transplants and discovered that the rejection of grafts was an immune response (1915-1987)Peter Medawar - British immunologist (born in Brazil) who studied tissue transplants and discovered that the rejection of grafts was an immune response (1915-1987)
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The opening chapter retraces the separate research pathways of Frank Macfarlane Burnet and Peter Brian Medawar, and speculates they had a limited relationship before sharing the Nobel Prize in 1960.
It occurred to an English anatomist, Peter Brian Medawar (1915-1987), that embryos might not yet have developed an immunological system capable of rejecting foreign proteins.