Sir David and Lady Bruce. Part I: A Superb Combination in the Elucidation and Prevention of Devastating Diseases

  title={Sir David and Lady Bruce. Part I: A Superb Combination in the Elucidation and Prevention of Devastating Diseases},
  author={Basil John Steele Grogono},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  pages={79 - 83}
  • B. Grogono
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • History
  • Journal of Medical Biography
Mary Elizabeth Steele and David Bruce, who married in 1883, combined in the same remarkable way a life of painstaking and meticulous laboratory and field work to make outstanding contributions to medical science. Their breath-taking adventures took them to Malta, Zululand, Uganda and Natal. They were also involved in the South African war. Despite all the hazards and difficulties confronting them, they carried out a series of meticulous experiments and laboratory work, and thanks to their… 
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