Arch Virol (2004) 149: 855–856 DOI 10.1007/s00705-004-0315-x Obituary In Memoriam KEK Rowson (1924–2004) enneth Edmund Knight Rowson, a pioneer in K studies of lactate dehydrogenase virus, died th unexpectedly of a pulmonary embolism on 17 th January, three days short of his 80 birthday. He was born in Lancashire in 1924 and, although suffering from Perthes’ disease as a child, which caused his schooling to be interrupted until he was 16, he went at the age of 19 to Pembroke College, Cambridge and in 1946 entered St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in London, where he qualiﬁed in Medicine. He joined the UK Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) in 1953, and was awarded the Diploma in Bacteriology from London University in 1956, an MD and later a PhD from Cambridge University, and was a founder Member of the Royal College of Pathologists. He left the PHLS in 1959 to become a virologist in the Cancer Research Department at the London Hospital, working with a group led by Myer Salaman that I joined in 1962. These were the days when Ludwig Gross and others had shown that mouse leukemia could be produced by a virus infection, generating great interest in “tumour
Archives of Virology – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 1, 2004
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