William Frankland: the “grandfather of allergy”

  title={William Frankland: the “grandfather of allergy”},
  author={J. Illman},
Photo credit: Imperial College London William Frankland (“Bill”), the British clinical allergist who transformed global understanding of allergies, has died aged 108. He developed the pollen count in order to help people with hay fever, worked with Alexander Fleming, treated the Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, and survived three and a half years as a Japanese prisoner of war. Working for the NHS for 70 years, he published several papers as a centenarian, the last in 2019. A little more than a… Expand