Francis Peyton Rous, 1879-1970

@article{Andrewes1971FrancisPR,
  title={Francis Peyton Rous, 1879-1970},
  author={Christopher Howard Andrewes},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1971},
  pages={643 - 662}
}
  • C. Andrewes
  • Published 1 November 1971
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Before Peyton Rous died at the age of ninety he had been acclaimed as an outstanding leader in the field of pathology and particularly in cancer research. Before he received the well-merited award of a Nobel prize in 1966, he had worked unremittingly for more than fifty years, piling fact upon solid fact: yet for many of those years his outstanding discovery of a virus causing a tumour in fowls was disregarded. Rous, however, was throughout his working life constantly excited by every new fact… 
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