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Yvonne M. Barr

Born 1932
Died

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British virologist, born 1932, London.

Biography of Yvonne M. Barr

Yvonne M. Barr obtained her Ph.D. from the University of London in 1966. She was Epstein's assistant at Londonā€˜s Middlesex hospital when they discovered the Epstein-Barr virus in 1964. She married an Australian and settled in Australia.

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