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Nobel prizewinners for physiology or medicine who were born or died in London

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The physiologist Sir Henry Dale was born in London in 1875. In 1936 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with the German Otto Loewi for research into nerve impulses.

Sir Henry Dale



The physiologist Edgar D. Adrian was born in London in 1889. In 1932 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their research into neurons with Sir Charles Sherrington who had been born in Islington in 1857.

Edgar D. Adrian
Sir Charles Sherrington



The immunologist Niels K. Jerne was born in London in 1911 to Danish parents. In 1984 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with the German Georges J.F. Koehler and the Argentinian Cesar Milstein for their work on the immune system.



The physiologist Sir Andrew Huxley was was born in Hampstead in 1917. His half-brother was the writer Aldous Huxley and his grandfather the scientist Thomas Huxley. In 1963 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and the Australian Sir John Eccles for research into nerve membranes.

Sir Andrew Huxley



Born in 1857 in Nepal, the physician Sir Ronald Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his research into malaria. He died in London in 1932.

Sir Ronald Ross



Sir Peter Mansfield was born in London in 1933. In 2003 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with the American Paul Lauterbur.



The bacteriologist Sir Alexander Fleming died in London in 1955. In 1928 he had discovered penicillin for which in 1945 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with the Australian Sir Howard Florey and the German-born Sir Ernst Boris Chain who were able to produce it in sufficient quantities. His ashes were interred in St Paul's Cathedral.

Sir Alexander Fleming Sir Alexander Fleming
Famous people buried at St Paul's Cathedral



Born in 1915 in Rio de Janeiro, the immunologist Sir Peter B. Medawar died in London in 1987. He had shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1960 with the Australian Sir Macfarlane Burnet.



Born in Pongoroa, New Zealand in 1916, the molecular biologist Maurice Wilkins died in London in 2004. In 1962 he had shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with the English scientist Francis H.C. Crick and the American James D. Watson for their ground breaking research into DNA which lead to the discovery of its double helix structure. Crick also died in 2004.

Maurice Wilkins
Francis H.C. Crick



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