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Professor Deborah Doniach, MD, FRCP
The Royal College of Physicians of London was founded in 1518 as the College of Physicians by royal charter of King Henry VIII in 1518 - the first medical institution in England to receive a royal charter...
(born 6 April 1912, Geneva
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- died 1 January 2004, London
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, UK) was a distinguished clinical immunologist and pioneer in the field of autoimmune disease
Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks it. This may be restricted to...
Selected Published Works
- "Mitochondrial Antibodies in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: I. Localization of the Antigen to Mitochondrial Membranes", The Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol. 126, pp. 277–290 (with Berg, P. & Roitt, I.)
- "The nature of the thyroid auto-antibodies present in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (lymphadenoid goitre)", Biochem Journal, 1958 June; 69(2): pp. 248–256 (with Roitt & Campbell, P.N.)
- Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Annual Review of Medicine, vol. 37: pp. 353–59, February 1986 (with Bottazzo, G.F.)