Part of a collection of fourteen images relating to influenza research undertaken by Frank Macfarlane Burnet (1899-1985).

Macfarlane Burnet received a Nobel Prize in 1960 for his contribution to the theory of acquired immunological tolerance. Deeply interested in viruses and the body's defences against them, Burnet speculated that immunity was not inherited but developed over time. He also correctly forecast that foreign tissue introduced to a foetus at the right time would not be rejected. This work paved the way for successful human organ transplantation. He conducted much of his work at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Parkville.

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Photomicrograph relating to influenza research undertaken by Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet.

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Black and white silver gelatin photograph.

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