Sydney Cohen

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Sydney Cohen CBE, FRS (born 18 September 1921) is Emeritus Professor of Chemical Pathology, Guy's Hospital Medical School and an authority on malaria.

He was educated at King Edward VIIth School, Johannesburg and at Witwatersrand and London universities. His son, Roger Cohen, is a columnist for The New York Times and International Herald Tribune.


Other positions held[edit]

He was a member of the Medical Research Council (MRC) and chairman of its Tropical Medicine Research Board, 1974-76. He was the chairman of the World Health Organization Scientific Group on Immunity to Malaria, 1976-81, and a member of the WHO expert adv. panel on malaria, 1977-89. He helped to found the Royal College of Pathologists in 1964. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and awarded the CBE in 1978. He was on the Council of the Royal Society, 1981-83, and the Royal Society Assessor on the MRC, 1982-84.

He retired to St. Andrews, where he is a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.