Sir Almroth Edward Wright 1861 - 1947

Nationality:
British; English
born in:
Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

1887 - temporary demonstrator of pathology at Cambridge; 1892-1902 professor of pathology at the army medical school at Netley, Hampshire; formed a research group known as Wright's Men’, explored many lines of research, but the most notable was the development, testing, and introduction of anti-typhoid inoculation; 1898-1899 served on the Indian Plague Commission; 1902 pathologist at St Mary's Hospital, London; 1906 - FRS; 1911 he went to South Africa to study pneumonia among the African workers; 1913 director of the bacteriological department of the newly founded Medical Research Committee (later Council); wartime researches—1915 the Leconte prize of the Paris Académie des Science, 1917 the Buchanan gold medal of the Royal Society; 1920 the first gold medal of the Royal Society of Medicine; 1915 CB; 1919 KBE