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Charles Thomas Beer

Charles Thomas Beer

Charles Thomas Beer (born November 18, 1915) is a Canadian chemist who helped in the discovery of Vinblastine.

Born in Leigh, Dorset, England, he came in the early 1950s to the department of medical research at the University of Western Ontario to work with Robert Noble. Together they discovered Vinblastine.

In 1960, he became Professor of Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia. He is the honorary senior research scientist in the department of cancer endocrinology at the British Columbia Cancer Agency.

In 2003, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1997, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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