Bridging the gap between basic science and clinical medicine: mentors and memories

Lawrie W Powell
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb05001.x
Published online: 9 December 2002

Left to right: Professor John Tyrer with three of his "disciples" — Mervyn Eadie, myself and Bryan Emmerson — taken in 1999 when I retired as Director of QIMR.

  • Teaching and Research Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospitals, Brisbane, QLD.


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