Burnet, Sir Frank MacFarlane

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Burnet,

Sir Frank MacFarlane, joint winner of 1960 Nobel Prize for work related to immunology.
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Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet first described the necessity of biological self after watching an ameba ingest and digest another microorganism: "The fact that one is digested, and the other not, demands that in some way or other the living substance of the ameba can distinguish between the chemical structure characteristics of 'self' and any sufficiently different chemical structure as 'non-self'" (2).