Changing Patterns by Sir Macfarlane Burnet

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Changing Patterns

An Atypical Autobiography

by Sir Macfarlane Burnet

William Heinemann, 1968, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, b/w frontispiece,  hardcover, dustjacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, dustjacket has a little rubbing to edges and corners, sunned spine (see photographs)

'Changing Patterns covers essentially the story of Macfarlane Burnet's career in research, first as a virologist and epidemiologist and, more recently, as a contributor tot eh understanding of immunity.  Running through the book there is the personal thread of Macfarlane Burnet's picture of himself as a biologist, from the country boy who collected beetles, to the senior scientist who talked the hours away with Konrad Lorenz in an Austrain garden.'