Macfarlane Burnet biography
Born on September 3, 1899, in Traralgon, Australia, physician Frank Macfarlane Burnet earned his doctorate at the University of London. He made inroads in understanding viral infections and led groundbreaking work in understanding human immunology, delineating the relationship between antibodies and antigens. Burnet won the Nobel Prize in 1960. He died on August 31, 1985, in Melbourne.