191) Anthony Clifford Allison

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191) Anthony Clifford Allison

Geneticist and Medical Scientist who Discovered the Link between Sickle Cell Disease and Malaria

Born: 21 August 1925, East London, South Africa

Died: 20 February 2014, Belmont, California, United States of America

Also Called: Tony Allison

His work showed that someone who has sickle cell disease has a very low chance of contracting malaria. He began his work in Africa in 1953.

His work also encompassed other areas of pharmacology, working in both the UK and Africa. Tony also taught at Stanford for many years.