Posted by ChainReaction on February 29, 2012 at 20:45:45:
In Reply to: Re: Sir Ernst Chain. posted by Mystery Man on February 29, 2012 at 18:39:57:
About the tenth time this one has come up - definitely a chain reaction.
He won the Nobel prize - for the discovery of penicillin which I am sure lots of people in Castlebar will thank him for. Then he retired to Mayo - Mulranny and died in Castlebar General Hospital.
Chain was knighted in 1969. After his retirement, he moved to Mulranny near Castlebar in the west of Ireland. He died at the Mayo General Hospital in 1979. When he was admitted to the hospital for the last time, he very generously praised the dedication of the young doctor (Ashoka Jahnavi-Prasad) who had attended upon him and said, "Future of medicine is safe in your hands!" which turned out to be prophetic as later on he did make significant contribution to medical research. A road in Castlebar has been named after him.
I'm pretty sure there is another Mayo penicillin connection - I wonder can anyone remember it?
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