Warrington Yorke

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Warrington Yorke
Born Warrington Yorke
(1883-04-11)11 April 1883
Lancaster, England
Died 24 April 1943(1943-04-24) (aged 60)
Birkenhead, England
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Liverpool
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Annie Greening
Children a son and a daughter
Awards FRS
Scientific career
Institutions Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Warrington Yorke FRS (11 April 1883 – 24 April 1943) was a British parasitologist, and Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born at Lancaster, the son of Rev Henry Lefroy Yorke, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Margaret Warrington, the eldest of four brothers and two sisters.[1]

He attended University School, Southport, and Epworth College, Rhyl, before studying medicine at the University of Liverpool.


In 1907, he joined the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. From 1914 to 1929, he was Walter Myers professor of parasitology, and from 1929 until his death he was the Alfred Jones professor of tropical medicine, University of Liverpool.

During World War I, Yorke served as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, based in Malta from 1915-16. He returned to Liverpool in 1916, and produced more than thirty reports, "Studies in the treatment of malaria".

Selected publications[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

In 1925, he was awarded the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Chalmers memorial gold medal, for his services to tropical medicine.

He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society on 5 May 1932.

Personal life[edit]

In 1916, he married Elizabeth Annie Greening; they had a son and a daughter.

Yorke died at his home, 4 Bryanston Road, Prenton, Birkenhead, on 24 April 1943 and was survived by his wife.


  1. ^ "Warrington Yorke". Oxforddnb.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01.