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Sir Almroth Edward Wright

Wright, Sir Almroth Edward, 1861–1947, British pathologist. He was professor of pathology (1892–1902) at the Army Medical School, Netley, and professor of experimental pathology, Univ. of London, and principal of the Institute of Pathology and Research (1902–46), St. Mary's Hospital, London. In 1906 he was knighted. An authority on vaccine therapy, he developed a system of antityphoid inoculation and a method of measuring protective substances in human blood (opsonins). His works include Pathology and Treatment of War Wounds (1942), Researches in Clinical Physiology (1943), and Studies on Immunization (2 vol., 1943–44).

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