Medicine: Prize Week

Australia's crisp Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, 61, is the ideal scientist: his curiosity continually leads him into new areas of study, and his determination usually keeps him in each long enough to come up with answers. Eleven years ago. when Burnet began to concentrate on the immunological intolerance of the human body —rejection by one body of invading material from another—he already was an authority on influenza, leukemia and viruses. His efforts in these fields won him a U.S. Lasker Award, appointment by Queen Elizabeth to Britain's Order of Merit,* and a reputation...

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