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1Name:  Dr. William D. Hamilton
 Institution:  University of Oxford
 Year Elected:  1999
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  203. Evolution & Ecology, Systematics, Population Genetics, Paleontology, and Physical Anthropology
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1936
 Death Date:  March 7, 2000
2Name:  Sir Keith Peters
 Institution:  University of Cambridge & Christ's College
 Year Elected:  1999
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  204. Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Immunology
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1938
Sir Keith Peters received his M.B. B.Ch. in Wales. He was a MRC clinical research fellow at the University of Birmingham and National Institute for Medical Research, London. He served as a lecturer in medicine at the Welsh National School of Medicine, honorary senior registrar in medicine at United Cardiff Hospitals, and professor of medicine and director of the department of medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. He is currently the Regius Professor of Physics and Head of the Clinical School at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College. He was honored as Knight Bachelor in 1993 and FRS in 1995. He is a member of the Academia Europaea, Association of Physicians, Association of American Physicians, British Society for Immunology, European Society of Clinical Investigation, Scandinavian Society for Immunology, and a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences. Sir Keith Peters is the preeminent physician-scientist in the UK. His principle scientific contributions relate to kidney disease and, in particular, the immunopathology and therapy for nephritis. He utilized the technique of plasmaphoresis and demonstrated its usefulness in the arrest of certain immunologically related diseases. His scientific contributions to medicine earned him election to the Royal Society, an unusual honor for one who is predominately a clinical scientist. This honor represents only one aspect of Sir Keith's contribution to medicine and science. He has trained many of the current leaders in UK academic medicine and has transformed the Cambridge Medical Schools, not only by the erection of new buildings but by elegant and successful recruitment to Cambridge of scientifically committed physicians. The intellectual merger of medicine in Cambridge with the existing strengths in the biological sciences has now positioned Cambridge as the leading academic medical center in Europe. That he serves on the Gairdner Foundation Award Committee and the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation reflects the high opinion that Sir Keith enjoys in this country as well. He was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1999.
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