Gerald M Edelman

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Edelman, Gerald M. (Maurice)

(1929–  ) immunologist; born in New York City. He practiced medicine at both Massachusetts General Hospital, and the hospital of Rockefeller University (1957–60). He joined the faculty of Rockefeller (1960–81), and became director of their Neurosciences Institute (1981). He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in physiology for his investigations of the structure of the primary human antibody, immunoglobulin G. He then focused his research on cellular immune responses and intercellular communication in the immune system and the brain.
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