Copy of a letter from Pontecorvo to Professor Sir Peter Brian Medawar about meeting up during his visit to London for a Mycological Society meeting in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Peter Brian Medwar's work on graft rejection and the discovery of acquired immune tolerance was fundamental to the practice of tissue and organ transplants. He was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, and was Knighted in 1965.