In Memoriam: Frank John Fenner (1914-2010)

In Memoriam: Frank John Fenner (1914-2010) Arch Virol (2011) 156:363–367 DOI 10.1007/s00705-010-0899-2 V I ROLO GY D I VI SI ON N E WS Frederick A. Murphy Received: 15 December 2010 / Accepted: 17 December 2010 / Published online: 8 January 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 autobiography [1]. Hence, there is opportunity here to present a condensed biography, and then more personal memories, hoping to provide more of a sense of the man, the colleague, the friend of so many members of the global virology community. This seems to fit in with the closing paragraphs of Frank’s autobiography, his reflections on friendship and special friends. Frank was born in Ballarat, Victoria, but the family moved to Adelaide, South Australia when he was two years old. He completed his undergraduate studies in science (1938) and medicine (1942) at the University of Adelaide. From 1940-1946 he served as an officer (Captain, Major) in the Australian Army Medical Corps with service in Aus- tralia, Palestine, Egypt, New Guinea, and Borneo—at various times he performed as a medical officer in a field Frank Fenner, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra, at ambulance and casualty clearing station, a pathologist in a the bench, inoculating embryonating eggs with myxoma virus, 1950. general Archives of Virology Springer Journals

In Memoriam: Frank John Fenner (1914-2010)

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