'The shape of the human being as a function of time': time, transplantation, and tolerance in Peter Brian Medawar's research, 1937-1956.


Using tissue transplantation, the British scientist Peter Brian Medawar showed how extrinsic cells could be permanently integrated into an animal's body without provoking immune responses. With his study of this phenomenon--which he called 'actively acquired tolerance'--Medawar was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1960 along with the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.endeavour.2010.07.002

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