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Sir James Whyte Black

(1924-2010), Pharmacologist

Sitter in 3 portraits
Pharmacologist. Black studied medicine at the University of St Andrews. He worked in industry and academia throughout his career: working for ICI Pharmaceuticals; Smith, Kline and French; the Wellcome Foundation and holding professorships at University College London and King's College London. Black developed two important drugs: propranolol, now known as a beta-blocker, and cimetidine, for the treatment of ulcers. Black received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1988.

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Sir James Whyte Black, by Anne-Katrin Purkiss - NPG x32736

Sir James Whyte Black

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, October 1988
NPG x32736

Sir James Whyte Black, by Anita Corbin and John O'Grady - NPG x132603

Sir James Whyte Black

by Anita Corbin and John O'Grady
C-type colour print, 1989
NPG x132603

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