Lymphology, medical ignorance/ignoramics and the nobel connection: Howard Florey, Joshua Lederberg, and Françoise Barre-Sinoussi

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Intriguing interludes with Nobel laureates have marked the history of Lymphology. Bounded (or rather unbounded) by a mutual fascination with ignorance and the unknown, their curiosity converged around microbes, infections, and host responses mediated by the lymphatic system. These studies transcended a simple "molecular model of life.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008



  • Barre-Sinoussi
  • Florey
  • Ignoramics
  • Ignorance
  • Lederberg
  • Lymphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Hematology

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