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William Frankland

William Frankland in 2006
Alfred William Frankland

(1912-03-19)19 March 1912
Sussex, England, UK
Died2 April 2020(2020-04-02) (aged 108)
London, England, UK
Cause of deathCOVID-19
EducationSt. Bees School
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Allegiance Great Britain
Service/branch British Army

Alfred William Frankland MBE (19 March 1912 – 2 April 2020) was a British allergist. His works include keeping track of the pollen count as a piece of weather-related information to the British public, and for the prediction of increased levels of allergy to penicillin.

Frankland turned 100 in March 2012.[1]

In 2015, he appeared in an episode of the BBC 2 TV series Britain's Greatest Generation and as a guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.[2]

In June 2015, at the age of 103, he was awarded an MBE for services to allergy research.[3][4] In July 2015 he was, at age 103, the oldest recipient of the badge of the Order of Mercy.[5]

Frankland died on 2 April 2020 in London at the age of 108.[6][7] The cause of death was COVID-19.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hanlon, Michael (20 March 2012). "Dr Bill Frankland: 'I got a call to treat Saddam for an allergy'". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  2. Butcher, David. "Britain's Greatest Generation: Series 1 – 3. The Fight for Freedom". Radio Times. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  3. "The Queen's Birthday Honours 2015". Cabinet Office. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  4. "Queen's birthday honours list 2015: MBE". Press Association. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  5. The Times, 7 November 2015
  6. "Obituary: Dr. Alfred William Frankland MBE, Honorary President of the Anaphylaxis Campaign". Anaphylaxis Campaign. 2 April 2020.
  7. Obituaries, Telegraph (2 April 2020). "William Frankland, global authority on the treatment of allergies – obituary". The Telegraph.
  8. Smith, Craig S. (3 April 2020). "William Frankland, Pioneering Allergist, Dies at 108". New York Times. Retrieved 7 April 2020.

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