Gerald Loewi: A Major Contributor to the New Era of Rheumatology Thinking

Michael Denman


Dr Gerald Loewi was Senior Research Scientist and Consultant Pathologist at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Rheumatism Research Unit at Taplow, England and subsequently the MRC Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, England. An immunologist with a background in pathology, he made major contributions to our understanding of the immunopathology of rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic disorders. With his colleagues, he developed a more sophisticated concept of what were initially thought to be primary autoimmune or degenerative diseases but are now recognized as much more complex disease processes. He was one of the first to initiate close collaboration between clinicians and scientists in rheumatology research and practice.

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