Peter Brian Medawar (1915-1987) was a Brazilian-born British immunologist, who, with Bumet, discovered that the body's resistance to grafted tissue is undeveloped in the newborn child, and studied the way it is acquired.
Medawar's work has been vital in understanding the phenomenon of tissue rejection following transplantation. He and Burnet shared the 1960 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Why is Peter Medawar famous?
Peter Medawar was famous for the discovery of acquired immune tolerance.