Anthony David BarnesBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2959 (Published 27 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2959
- John Buckels,
- Malcolm Simms
Anthony David Barnes (“Tony”) was in the vanguard of renal transplantation in the UK and made major contributions to the establishment of the specialty. As a teenager during the second world war he was evacuated to the East Grinstead area, where burnt airmen were benefiting from pioneering plastic surgery. This influenced his choice of the genetics of skin allograft rejection for a BSc project during his medical undergraduate training in Birmingham. After graduating he studied allograft rejection at East Grinstead with Sir Peter Medawar, encouraged by Sir Solly Zuckerman, professor of anatomy in Birmingham. Both encouraged a scientific career, but Tony was committed to surgical training and progressed rapidly …
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