Meaning of COLEBROOK, LEONARD in English

born March 2, 1883, Guildford, Surrey, Eng.

died Sept. 29, 1967, Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire

English medical researcher.

He introduced (1935) the use of Prontosil, the first sulfonamide antibacterial drug, as a cure for puerperal fever. He also researched burn treatment, proving that sulfonamides and penicillin could control infection, urging wider use of skin grafting, and bringing the problem of tissue rejection to the attention of Peter Medawar .

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