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Fred Griffith 1879-1941

London, England
Diplococcus pneumoniae
Griffith was killed at work in his laboratory
in 1941, along with longtime friend,
bacteriologist William M. Scott, in London as
a result of an air raid in the London Blitz.
Blitz At
the time of his death, Griffith was an
obscure scientist, whose monumental
discovery of pneumococcal transformation
was barely known.
1944 Avery, Mac-Leod, Mc
1952 Hershey-Chase
T2 Bacteriophage
S in proteins
1953 Watson – Crick
Wilkins - Franklin
Panelladikes 2009