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23 January 2002
1/2002
Commemorative Issue

Australia Day - Australia Legends - Medical Scientists

Australia
Past recipients of the Australian Legends Award have included Sir Donald Bradman, Australian Olympians, Arthur Boyd, the last Anzacs, and Slim Dusty. In 2002 we add less obvious names from an often unrecognised field of endeavour

Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE  

Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE

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Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE has increased our understanding of the immune system by demonstrating that a single lymphocyte makes only a single type of antibody. His classic work confirming Burnet

Nancy Millis AC MBE  

Nancy Millis AC MBE

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Nancy Millis AC MBE is based in the Microbiology Department at the University of Melbourne. Millis has enjoyed an illustrious public career in science and education. She is a pioneer of biotechnology in Australia and a key figure in industrial microbiology and fermentation technology. She has long been involved with the ethical and safety issues concerning genetic manipulation of living organisms.

Peter Doherty AC  

Peter Doherty AC

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Peter Doherty AC was co-recipient (with Rolf Zinkernagel) of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996. Doherty showed how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells and targets them for destruction. This scientific breakthrough is one of the most profound immunological discoveries of the last 50 years. His discovery is fundamental to understanding organ rejection after transplants, genetic susceptibility to disease, and new approaches for vaccines.

Fiona Stanley AC  

Fiona Stanley AC

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Fiona Stanley AC is a perinatal and paediatric epidemiologist, a public health researcher, and founding director of the TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Western Australia.

The institute conducts multidisciplinary research which aims to improve the health of families and children. The institute also has a major commitment to Indigenous maternal and child health. Stanley and her colleagues have shown that maternal diets rich in folic acid can prevent spina bifida in babies. She has also studied developmental disorders in children such as the cerebral palsies.

Donald Metcalf AC  

Donald Metcalf AC

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Donald Metcalf AC has been hailed as the founder of modern haematology and is one of Australia

Technical Information

Issue date ..........................23 January 2002
Denominations....................Five x 45c
Photographer......................David Moore
Designer ............................Symone Lambert, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer (gummed) ..............SNP Ausprint
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National postmark ..............Melbourne University VIC 3052
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