Sir James Black, 1988 Nobel Prize winner in medicine, talks about his life and career.
Interviewer: Professor Lewis Wolpert.
His career has been intellectually driven rather than out of a desire to help people.
Came into pharmacology accidently.
(5'20"") his work on heart patients and the discovery of the beta-blocker propanolol.
(15'00"") never thought propanolol and cimetidine (ulcer drug he developed) would be as successful as they have been.
Doesn't think he approaches life in the unorthodox way he approaches science.
Problems he found in the way industry works.
Was happier working at univerities than in industry.
The company he works with now.
Lewis Wolpert (int)
Alison Richards (Producer)
James Black (Speaker).