'Living legend' presents award to allergy specialist

Friday 9 October 2015

Living legend presents award to allergy specialist

Pioneering immunologist Dr William Frankland visited Guy’s and St Thomas’ to present a prestigious award to allergy specialist Dr Adam Fox.

The William Frankland Award is one of the top honours in the field of allergy care. It is given in recognition of an outstanding contribution.

Dr Frankland, who is 103-years-old, invented the pollen count scale and was Alexander Fleming’s registrar while working on the development of penicillin.

Adam Fox, who is a consultant children’s allergist and Clinical Director of the Trust’s Genetics, Rheumatology, Infection, Dermatology and Allergy (GRIDA) directorate, has played a key role in developing our children’s allergy service. It is the largest of its kind in Europe, treating 5,000 children each year.

Adam says: “I’m incredibly honoured to receive this award from Dr Frankland, who truly is a living legend. His work has revolutionised the world’s understanding of allergy and benefited countless people. He’s an inspirational figure and we were so pleased to host his visit.”

Last updated: October 2015

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