Jump to content
Wickerman

William Frankland

Recommended Posts

Born 19 March 1912 (108 years of age on this day I create the topic in his name). A collaborator with Alexander Fleming in the development of penicillin.

 

Frankland taught that increased levels of cleanliness and hygiene in modern life account significantly for the rise in allergies, the so-called Hygiene Hypothesis. He has said that "We don't set off our immune system early on, we are too clean. In the former East Germany for instance, with very poor work and housing conditions, people were less allergic". I recall my own GP in Birmingham (Mary Stone) who met Frankland - telling my mother (when I was very young) to: “Let him play in the dirt it will help build his immune system”.

 

Frankland was instrumental in the creation of the British Association of Allergists in 1948. In 1962 the Association became the British Allergy Society, and Frankland served as president between 1963 and 1966. The society became the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) in 1973.

 

Frankland is a founder member and president of the International Association of Aerobiology, and president of the UK charity the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

 

Frankland continues to publish; at age 100 he authored "100 years of allergen immunotherapy", and most recently co-authoring, "Flight Lieutenant Peach's observations on Burning Feet Syndrome in Far Eastern Prisoners of War 1942–45" in the 'Quarterly Journal of Medicine' in 2016.

 

A person well worthy of his own topic here on DeathList. Long may he continue to live.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The far more topic-worthy name of the 1912 survivors.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An absolute legend for sure, no jokes. Not sure he'll make a DL though as he is in frail health and living full time in the Charterhouse Infirmary for end of life care in London.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Frankland my dear, I don't give a damn!

 

*burns Tara to the ground*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If this is correct sadly it is another hit for me on my shadow list 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was a Gray Panther.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although on my Shadow List I was actually hoping not to see this this year :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a damn newspaper report anywhere and he's marked as dead. :P

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Not a damn newspaper report anywhere and he's marked as dead. :P

 

 

 

He'll get obits across the board by evening or else I will be majorly fucked off.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I know he is, but better keep the dead tag until an obit appears.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pretty sure Dan Snow wouldn't have got it wrong ! Bit ironic if he died of the corona virus ... :mellow:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, CoffinLodger said:

I'm pretty sure Dan Snow wouldn't have got it wrong ! Bit ironic if he died of the corona virus ... :mellow:

First comments suggested he didn't. Other Twitter users have confirmed, but a formal obit still has to be issued.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, CoffinLodger said:

I'm pretty sure Dan Snow wouldn't have got it wrong ! Bit ironic if he died of the corona virus ... :mellow:


The British media are being slow on this. Still, whinging on here won't make them go any faster. Write The Guardian or The Telegraph an email if you really want it that fast and they may oblige. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I presume no press statement has been sent to them yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A quick google gave me youtube videos that says he was friends with the queen, so that could have an impact on her.
 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I imagine at her age the Queen is used to losing friends younger than her let alone older.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

I imagine at her age the Queen is used to losing friends younger than her let alone older.

True, the real question is will the Queen make it to 108 years of age? Also if she did would she still be on the throne or would she abdicate and would Charles still be alive at 85 or would William be ready to take the throne?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was the oldest British male 'famous' centenarian, only beaten by Eileeen Whelan as oldest British 'famous' centenerian, so let's pay tribute to him. We needed him now more than ever ! 

 

PS his place as the oldest British male 'famous' centenarian has been taken by the footballer Arthur Smith, who turns 105 next month. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

R.I.P to a forum legend :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Damn.  I had him in 50 DPs.  All expired.  And now do has he.  I doubt I scored a single hit.

 

Yeah it’s all about me.

SirC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, roaming_comrade said:

A quick google gave me youtube videos that says he was friends with the queen, so that could have an impact on her.
 

 

 

He's got birthday cards off the Queen.

 

That doesn't mean their friends. She (her office) sends them to anyone reaching 100 each year and then one for 105 onwards each year. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just learnt he died of COVID-19.Makes him the second oldest death from the virus after Hilda Churchill unless I am overlooking anyone.

  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

Your use of this forum is subject to our Terms of Use