James Learmonth Gowans

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Group photo of London Medical students who went to Belsen

Sir James Learmonth Gowans, CBE, FRS, FRCP (7 May 1924 – 1 April 2020)[1] was a British physician and immunologist.

In 1945 while studying medicine at King's College Hospital, he assisted at the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a voluntary medical student.[2] Gowans was born in Sheffield, England. In 1963 Gowans became a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1971 New Year Honours. He won the Royal Medal in 1976.[3]

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  1. Gowans
  2. "Archive of Sir James Gowans". www.bodley.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  3. "Royal Medal". Retrieved 2008-12-06.