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us: Burnet, F. M. (Frank Macfarlane), Sir, 1899-1985


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  • Fuller Name

    • Frank Macfarlane
  • Variants

    • us: Burnet, Frank Macfarlane, Sir, 1899-1985
    • us: Burnet, Macfarlane, Sir, 1899-1985
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1899-09-03
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1985-08-31
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Traralgon (Vic.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Port Fairy (Vic.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Australia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Melbourne (Vic.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
        • Affiliation Start: 1923
        • Affiliation End: 1965
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Commonwealth Foundation
        • Affiliation Start: 1962
        • Affiliation End: 1969
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) National Institute for Medical Research (Great Britain)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Melbourne. School of Medicine
        • Affiliation End: 1922
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Virology
          (lcsh) Immunology
            (lcsh) Cellular recognition
              (lcsh) Biology
                (lcsh) Management
              • Occupation

                  (lcsh) Physicians
                    (lcsh) Life scientists
                      (lcsh) Executives
                  • Sources

                    • found: His The use of the developing egg in virus research ... 1936.
                    • found: Sexton, C. The seeds of time, 1991: t.p. (Sir Macfarlane Burnet) Aus CIP (Burnet, Sir Macfarlane, 1899-1985)
                    • found: NLM files, 4/6/93 (hdg.: Burnet, F. M. (Frank Macfarlane), Sir, 1899-1985; usage: F.M. Burnet, Macfarlane Burnet, F. Macfarlane Burnet, Sir Macfarlane Burnet)
                    • found: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 9 Nov. 2015: individual entry (Burnet, Sir Frank Macfarlane (1899-1985), virologist and immunologist, was born on 3 September 1899 in Traralgon, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia; In 1917 Burnet was admitted to the University of Melbourne; In 1922 he graduated MB; In 1923 he was appointed pathological registrar at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, where he was to spend the rest of his career; In 1925, the year after he had been awarded his MD degree, Burnet left for London and a position as assistant curator at the Lister Institute; In November 1931 Burnet was invited by Sir Henry Dale to spend two years at the National Institute for Medical Research at Hampstead, London; grow virus on the chorioallantoic membrane of the chick embryo, a technique in which he was soon the acknowledged expert; In 1957 Burnet took the astonishing step of ending all of the institute's work in virology, and converting to immunology; Burnet retired from his directorship in 1965; from 1966 to 1969 he served as first chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation; Burnet died of cancer on 31 August 1985, at his son's farm in Port Fairy, Victoria.)
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                    • 2016-11-11: revised
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