- NAME: Macfarlane Burnet
- OCCUPATION: Doctor, Biologist
- BIRTH DATE: September 03, 1899
- DEATH DATE: August 31, 1985
- EDUCATION: University of Melbourne, University of London, Geelong College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Traralgon, Australia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Melbourne, Australia
- Full Name: Frank Macfarlane Burnet
- AKA: Macfarlane Burnet
- Nickname: Mac
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Macfarlane Burnet was an Australian physician and researcher who made groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of immunology and virology.
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He continued to write extensively on a range of science topics throughout the rest of his life, with his later works including Immunology, Aging and Cancer (1978).
Burnet received many accolades besides the Nobel Prize over his long career; he was made a knight of the British Empire and was selected as an honorary fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1969, among various other honors.
Burnet died on August 31, 1985, at the age of 85, in Melbourne,
Australia. He was survived by his second wife, Hazel Jenkin (m. 1976); three children from his first marriage, Ian, Elizabeth and Deborah; and eight grandchildren. The author of more than 16 books, Burnet helped generate interest in the study of autoimmune diseases for decades to come.
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