Thomas, Lewis

Thomas, Lewis,

1913–93, American physician and biologist, b. Flushing, New York. In his youth he often accompanied his physician father on his rounds and decided early on to be a doctor or a writer. He graduated from Princeton, and obtained his medical degree from Harvard in 1937. He held various professorships and research posts and was dean of the medical schools of New York Univ. (1966–69) and Yale (1972–73). He served as president (1973–80) then chancellor (1980–83) and president emeritus (from 1983) of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is mostly widely known, however, for his lucid essays that combine his fascination for the living world with his thoughts on biology and philosophy. His collections of his essays include The Lives of a Cell (1974), The Medusa and the Snail (1979), and Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony (1983).

Thomas, Lewis

(1913–93) physician, author, educator; born in Flushing, N.Y. A surgeon's son, he graduated from Princeton (1933) and Harvard Medical School (1937) and taught medicine at Johns Hopkins, Tulane, the University of Minnesota, New York University, and Yale before becoming a professor of medicine at the Medical School of Cornell in New York City in 1973. He served as chief executive officer of the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, from 1973–80 and was a member of many public and private advisory agencies. A best-selling author, he discussed the place of humans in the biological world in such books as The Lives of a Cell (1974), Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony (1983), and The Fragile Species (1992). The Lives of a Cell won a National Book Award in 1975.
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Plate semi-finals: Cardiff Blues 40 (Jenkins, Davies, Beale, Thomas, Lewis, Tomlinson) Northampton 10 (Lozias, Kingham); Harlequins 45 (Mikalcius, Ibitoye 3, Waters 2, Smith) Newcastle Falcons 21 (Marshall, Radwan 2).
LLANDUDNO: Connor Wearing, Joe Williams, James Joyce, Arran Pritchard, Richard Hinds, Tom Dix, Gareth Evans, Danny Hughes, Lee Thomas, Lewis Buckley, Marc Evans.
Quins deserve credit for their late rally, which saw them score three tries in the final 15 minutes through Xavier Thomas, Lewis Haines and Paul Adams - with Adams converting two of them - after his earlier penalty.
Guto Dafydd, Jack Thomas, Lewis Mullender and Owen Hughes also went over for tries in the win with Ioan Wyn Williams adding one conversion.
Dragons: Pat Leach; Will Harries, Tom Cheeseman, Ashley Smith, Adam Hughes; Jason Tovey, Wayne Evans; Phil Price, Tom Willis (capt), Nigel Hall, Scott Morgan, Robert Sidoli, Adam Jones, Gavin Thomas, Lewis Evans.
Beloved mum to Sharon, dear nan to Thomas, Lewis and Sarah-Jane, sister to Brenda, mother-in-law to Tony, sister-in-law to Colin and a dear auntie to her nephews and nieces.
Closing Argument, who was bred in Florida, will stand as the property of Becky Thomas, Lewis Lakin, Philip and Marcia Cohen, and JMJ Racing.
The likes of Gareth Thomas, Lewis Moody and Ryan Jones all tried their best, but when a team is playing as individuals it is never going to work.
SWANSEA: Morgan, Rees, Taylor, Gibbs, Lima,Henson,Jones,Marsters,Dunkley, Evans,Maullin, Griffiths, Charvis, D Thomas, Lewis.
If Young needs any more motivation to stoke up the boilers then he admits he has a secret weapon - his wife April and sons Thomas, Lewis and Owen who are at home in Wales.
Codling CAERNARFON: Paul Pritchard, Steve Kehoe (Danny Murphy 77), Dion Donohue, Grahame Austin, Clive Williams, Ywain Gwynedd (Cai Jones 63), Kevin Roberts, Jordan Barrow, Darren Thomas, Lewis Codling, Luke Powell-Thomas (Moses Barnett 30).
Michelle Flynn is business management secretary at Barnardo's Cymru and will be tackling the trail with friends Catrin Thomas, Lewis Sydenham and Steve Whitfield as well as fellow Barnardo's worker James Saunders.