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Elizabeth Simpson discusses Peter Medawar's research on tissue transplantation immunity

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2015 sees the 350th anniversary of the journal Philosophical Transactions, making it the world’s oldest scientific journal. As part of the celebrations to mark this anniversary, The Royal Society has published special issues of Philosophical Transactions A (physical sciences papers) and Philosophical Transactions B (life sciences papers), looking back at pioneering papers from the archive, with commentaries by leading scientists, historians and science writers. Here we talk to one of the authors, Elizabeth Simpson, about her discussion of Peter Medawar’s 1956 paper "Quantitative studies on tissue transplantation immunity. III. Actively acquired tolerance". For more information see http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/celebrating-350-years-philosophical-transactions-physical-sciences-papers and http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/celebrating-350-years-philosophical-transactions-life-sciences-papers