Frederick Charles Pybus

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Frederick Charles Pybus DCL, FRCS (2 November 1883 – 10 March 1975) was an English surgeon from Newcastle-on-Tyne, who contributed to research into organ transplantation.[1]


In July 1916, Pybus reported an attempt at allogenic transplantation of pancreatic tissue. Despite a mild reduction in glucose excretion in one of two diabetic patients transplanted with fragments of human cadaveric pancreatic tissue.,[2] both patients subsequently died.[3]

Pybus concluded that:

...although transplants represented the most rational form of therapy, they would continue to fail as long as science did not understand the principles involved.[3]

He presented his collection of books on the history of medicine to the library of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.[4]



  1. ^ "Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online: Pybus, Frederick Charles (1883–1975)". Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  2. ^ * Pybus F. (1924). "Notes on suprarenal and pancreatic grafting.". Lancet. ii: 550–1. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(01)39800-8. 
  3. ^ a b Schlich, T. (2010) Volume 18 of Rochester Studies in Medical History: The Origins of Organ Transplantation: Surgery and Laboratory Science, 1880-1930 p.74. University Rochester Press. ISBN 1-58046-353-3. Retrieved August 2011
  4. ^ "Pybus Collection". Robinson Library. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 

External links[edit]

The Professor Frederick Pybus Archive and the Professor Frederick Pybus Collection is available to view at Newcastle University Special Collections.