A Very Decided Preference

A Very Decided Preference : Life with Peter Medawar

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Peter Medawar was an extremely succesful scientist who won the Nobel Prize in 1960. Nine years later, at the age of 54, he was crippled by a cerebral haemorrhage. This is his widow's story of her life with Sir Peter. It provides an insight into the life of a significant 20th-century scientist, and is a companion to his own autobiography, "Memoir of a Thinking Radish".
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 215mm | 237g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 b&w plates, index
  • 0192828541
  • 9780192828545

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Flashback, Exeter Cathedral, 1969; students at Oxford, 1935; marriage, 1937; war years in Oxford, 1939-1945; the "Boy Professor," 1947-1952; life in London, 1951; Nobel Laureate, 1960; director of the National Institute, 1962-1966; the crash, 1969; progress, 1971; moves and travels, 1974-1980; setback, 1980; losing ground, 1984; "Not a tragedy, but an epic," 1985; finale, 1987.
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