Professor The Lord Edgar Adrian (1889-1977) was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1932, together with Sir Charles Sherrington, for their work on the function of neurons. He undertook clinical work at St Bartholomew's Hospital during World War I, initially as part of his medical degree.
Professor Sir Peter Mansfield FRS (Physics, 1959; PhD, 1962) was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2003, together with the late Professor Paul Lauterbur, for their pioneering work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic technique.
Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1931) commenced his medical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1875. It is for the work he did on discovering the life-cycle of the malarial parasite Plasmodium that he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902.
Professor Joseph Rotblat (1908-2006) was Professor of Physics at St Bartholomew's from 1950 to 1976. He identified that the fallout from hydrogen bombs was highly radioactive and a direct cause of cancers in fallout victims. He had a lifelong devotion to nuclear abolition and the social responsibility of scientists. In 1995, Professor Rotblat shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, the organisation of scientists he established in 1957.
Sir John Vane FRS (1927-2004), one of the pre-eminent pharmacologists of the twentieth-century, established the William Harvey Research Institute at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College in 1986. He shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for his work on prostaglandins in 1982.
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