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Sunday, October 03, 2004 

Famous King's People

From the KCL website:

"The staff and alumni of King's and its constituent institutions made major contributions to 19th-century science, medicine and public life in general. In the 20th century eight people from these institutions were awarded the Nobel Prize.

John Keats, poet and Guy's medical student

Sir Charles Lyell, founder of modern geology

John Frederic Daniell, inventor of the constant-cell battery

Sir Charles Wheatstone, pioneer of wireless telegraphy

Dr Thomas Hodgkin, identifier of Hodgkin's disease

F D Maurice, founder of Christian Socialism and of the Working Men's College, pioneer of higher education for women

James Clerk Maxwell, Einstein's predecessor in physics

Florence Nightingale, founder of professional nursing

Lord Lister, father of antiseptic surgery

Maurice Wilkins (Nobel Laureate) and Rosalind Franklin, discoverers of the structure of DNA

Sir James Black OM (Nobel Laureate), inventor of beta blockers and anti-ulcer drugs

The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of Cape Town, King's alumnus and Nobel Laureate"

Of these, I think Lister and Franklin are my favorite. Although never underestimate the usefulness of the line, "Saturn is fallen, am I too to fall?" when drunk. I don't know why, I find it applicable in many situations....

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