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

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Personal name headingBurnet, F. M. (Frank Macfarlane), Sir, 1899-1985
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Variant(s)Burnet, Frank Macfarlane, Sir, 1899-1985
Burnet, Macfarlane, Sir, 1899-1985
Associated countryAustralia England
Associated placeMelbourne (Vic.)
Birth date1899-09-03
Death date1985-08-31
Place of birthTraralgon (Vic.)
Place of deathPort Fairy (Vic.)
Field of activityVirology Immunology Cellular recognition Biology Management
AffiliationWalter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Commonwealth Foundation
National Institute for Medical Research (Great Britain)
Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
University of Melbourne. School of Medicine
Profession or occupationPhysicians Life scientists Executives
Found inHis The use of the developing egg in virus research ... 1936.
Sexton, C. The seeds of time, 1991: t.p. (Sir Macfarlane Burnet) Aus CIP (Burnet, Sir Macfarlane, 1899-1985)
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)
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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