Gustav Victor Rudolf Born

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Gustav Victor Rudolf Born (born 29 July 1921) is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at King's College London and Research Professor at the William Harvey Research Institute, St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College. Born was born in Germany to Jewish parents, the son of Hedwig Ehrenberg and scientist Max Born. He was educated at the Oberrealschule, Göttingen. After moving to Great Britain with his father, he attended The Perse School, Cambridge, Edinburgh Academy and the University of Edinburgh.


From 1973-78 he was Sheild Professor of Pharmacology at Cambridge. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1972, and of the Royal College of Physicians in 1976. He was Professor of Pharmacology at King's College London, 1978–86, and became Research Professor at the William Harvey Institute in 1989.


He married Ann Plowden-Wardlaw, a medical doctor and Kleinian psychoanalyst. In 1962, he married Dr Faith Maurice-Williams.

His daughter is Georgina Born, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music at the University of Cambridge, and his niece is the actress and singer Olivia Newton-John.


In 2006 he co-authored a book with Lorie Karnath "Wohin geht die Sonne, wenn ich schlafe" Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich.

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He was a member of the advisory committee to the Anti-Concorde Project.

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