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Sir Henry Harris died at home in Oxford, on Oct 31st 2014.

He was born on 28th Jan 1925 in Sydney, Australia, the son of Sam and Ann Harris, Russian Jewish immigrants. He was educated at Sydney Boys High School and Sydney University where he graduated in Modern Languages in 1944 before studying medicine and graduating in 1950. In 1952 he came to Lincoln College Oxford, as a Travelling Scholar of the Australian National University. He studied under Howard Florey, Professor of Pathology in The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology and was awarded a DPhil in 1954.