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Image number: RS.12345
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Michael B Shimkin




Michael B Shimkin (1913-1989, American), Oncologist


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height (print): 42mm
width (print): 38mm



Informal snapshot portrait of Michael B Shimkin, head and shoulders in profile looking to the right as viewed. The picture is cropped from a larger print.

One of four photographs with a typed title above: ‘THE SCIENTIFIC MISSION TO MOSCOW’…THEIR ASSISTANTS. This image is annotated below: ‘M Shimkin. Pasted into the transcribed diary of A G Sanders within the archive collection of Howard Florey. The Anglo-American Medical Mission to the U.S.S.R. spent one month in the country, bringing research results, visiting institutions and making personal contacts with scientists and medical researchers in the Soviet Union.

Michael B Shimkin (1913-1989) was Professor and Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. An American citizen, he was born in Siberia, Russia and acted as assistant to Albert Baird Hastings during the 1944 Moscow Mission.

Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey (1898–1968), experimental pathologist and bacteriologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1941 and served as President from 1960 to 1965.

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