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John Vane
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Born in Tardebigg, Worcestershire
Born on 29th of March 1927
Died on 19th of November 2004

Born 1927. Died 2004 - English pharmacologist and Nobel Prize winner.

Studied at Birmingham and Oxford. Discovered a type of prostaglandin which inhibits blood clots. Highlighted the role of aspirin in treating pain. Shared the 1982 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for this work. Knighted in 1984.

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