Daydreaming Molecules

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1990091419910103

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.

Contributors

Lewis Wolpert (int)

Alison Richards (Producer)

James Black (Speaker).

1990091419910103

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.

Contributors

Lewis Wolpert (int)

Alison Richards (Producer)

James Black (Speaker).

"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.

Contributors

Lewis Wolpert (int)

Alison Richards (Producer)

James Black (Speaker)."

Programme Catalogue - Details: DAYDREAMING MOLECULES19910103

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First broadcast on 1990-09-14

Producer: A. RICHARDS

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SBH:Daydreaming Molecules - Sir James Black, 1988 Nobel Prize winner in medicine, talks about his life and career. Interviewer: Professor Lewis Wolpert.

PRE: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.

Broadcast history

14 Sep 1990 19:05-19:30 (RADIO 3)

03 Jan 1991 19:05-19:30 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Lewis Wolpert (int)

Alison Richards (Producer)

James Black (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 541239"

programme catalogue - station

Radio 3

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 3.