Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey of Adelaide and Marston, 1898-1968

  title={Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey of Adelaide and Marston, 1898-1968},
  author={Edward P. Abraham},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={255 - 302}
  • E. Abraham
  • Published 1971
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Howard Walter Florey, who died suddenly in Oxford on 21 February 1968 was the fiftieth President of the Royal Society and the tenth representative of medicine in this office. At a dinner given for him in Oxford in 1966 he remarked that he had never expected to be President. He took up the position with diffidence. But his Presidency turned out to be an eventful one in which things were done that had scarcely seemed possible before. Early life in Australia Florey was born in Adelaide on 24… Expand
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  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
  • 1982
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
  • 1987
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  • Philosophy, Medicine
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  • Philosophy, Medicine
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  • 2008
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  • H. Pelham
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 1992
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Appendix C, Bibliography
  • R. V. Jones, R. V. Jones
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1975
The following bibliograhy is a personal collection, from which there are regretted omissions such as some highly relevant lectures by Lord Bowden, Sir Robert Cockburn and others.


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An investigation of some properties of endothelium related to capillary permeability
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
  • 1967
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