Q&A Dr Bill Frankland

Q&A - 7TH AUGUST 2017

Dr William Frankland has lived an extraordinary life. He has survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore, suffered from self-induced anaphylaxis brought on while studying insect bites, and worked alongside some of the most famous—and infamous—characters of the 20th century, from former colleague Alexander Fleming to former patient Saddam Hussein. His work in the field of allergies has earned him reverence as the ‘grandfather of allergy’ and, in 2015, an MBE. At 105 years old, he’s still reading and writing papers, and giving guest lectures.