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Frank Macfarlane Burnet

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One of the minor regrets, not really a big regret, is that Iíve never published a paper with Mac Burnet. Iíve published 500 papers, not a single one has Burnet as a co-author. He did not believe in putting his name on a paper if he hadnít done at least one third of the work himself. A sort of an honest unselfish approach, when it comes time to reap the glory you do it without having someone grabbing it instead of you.
Gustav Nossal (2002): In interview by Robyn Williams, in: The Science Show, Saturday 20/4/2002
Gustav Nossal on working with Burnet

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