• (noun): British immunologist (born in Brazil) who studied tissue transplants and discovered that the rejection of grafts was an immune response (1915-1987).
    Synonyms: Peter Medawar, Sir Peter Brian Medawar

Some articles on medawar:

Medawar Lecture
... The Medawar Lecture was an annual lecture on the philosophy of science organised by the Royal Society of London in memory of Sir Peter Medawar ... was merged with the Wilkins Lecture and the Bernal Lecture to form the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture ...
Awards, Lectures And Medals Of The Royal Society - Domestic Lectures
... Molly Stevens 2012 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture 2005 Given annually on "some aspect of the social function of science" the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar lecture was created as a merger of the ...
Evolution Of Ageing - Mutation Accumulation
... theory of mammal aging was formulated by Peter Medawar in 1952 ... Medawar's theory is referred to as Mutation Accumulation ... Why, given Medawar's concept, would there exist genes only needed in late life or a program that called for different expression only in late life? The maintenance mechanism theory (discussed below) avoids ...
Peter Medawar - Life - Later Years
... In 1959 Medawar was invited by the BBC to present the broadcaster's annual Reith Lectures - following in the footsteps of his colleague, John Zachary Young, who was Reith Lecturer in ... broadcasts, titled The Future of Man, Medawar examined how the human race might continue to evolve ... annual British Association meeting in 1969, Medawar suffered a stroke when reading the lesson at Exeter Cathedral, a duty which falls on every new President of the British ...
Medawar Zone
... The Medawar Zone is a the area of problems which are most likely to produce fruitful results ... In an article on creativity in research, Craig Loehle named this zone after Sir Peter Medawar, a Nobel prize-winning medical researcher who was active from the 40s to the 60s ... In The Art of the Soluble, Medawar suggested that there seems to be a certain time when scientific questions seem especially ripe for answering, whereas other questions remain elusive and out-of-reach ...

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    Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.... Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.
    —Peter B. Medawar (1915–1987)

    If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.
    —Peter B. Medawar (1915–1987)

    Considered in its entirety, psychoanalysis won’t do. It’s an end product, moreover, like a dinosaur or a zeppelin; no better theory can ever be erected on its ruins, which will remain for ever one of the saddest and strangest of all landmarks in the history of twentieth-century thought.
    —Peter B. Medawar (1915–1987)