John Burns Brooksby. 25 December 1914 — 17 December 1998

@article{Sellers2007JohnBB,
  title={John Burns Brooksby. 25 December 1914 — 17 December 1998},
  author={R. F. Sellers},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={2007},
  pages={77 - 92}
}
  • R. Sellers
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
John Brooksby was an outstanding veterinary virologist, who worked at the Animal Virus Diseases Research Institute, Pirbright, for 40 years, for 16 of which he was Director of the Institute. He will be remembered for his contributions to the diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease, for his discovery of four new types, for the classification of subtypes and for fundamental studies of the virus. As Deputy Director and Director he was responsible for programmes on fundamental investigations of foot… 

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