OBITUARY: Professor Rupert Billingham ; Pioneer in the Field of Organ Transplantation
Brent, Leslie Baruch, The Independent (London, England)
RUPERT BILLINGHAM - "Bill" to his friends and to his colleagues in the fields of immunology and organ transplantation - was born in Wiltshire, where his father was a fish merchant. Although he moved to the United States in 1957 together with his wife, Jean, and his first two children, he never lost his endearingly broad country accent, a fact that both puzzled and intrigued Americans. Perhaps he meant this to convey, with the ebullience that was typical of him: "Here I am and you'll jolly well just have to take me as you find me!" Well, they did, and he became a widely respected and admired member of the American immunological community.
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Publication information: Article title: OBITUARY: Professor Rupert Billingham ; Pioneer in the Field of Organ Transplantation. Contributors: Brent, Leslie Baruch - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 25, 2002. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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