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I met Hilary Vaughan at a Student Ball in 1944 and we married in the summer of 1946, as soon as I graduated. James W. Black#Ball 73
James W. Black#Ball 73
My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives. James W. Black#Advantages 69
James W. Black#Advantages 69
The outcome, the fourth in an issue of five boys born into a staunch Baptist home, meant that from the beginning I was taught to be respectful of others no less than myself, influencing ever since both my political and administrative attitudes. James W. Black#Administrative 68
James W. Black#Administrative 68
We paid off our debts, we learned some, made friends and returned in 1950 with a larger view of life. I had, however, no home, no income of any kind and no prospects whatsoever. James W. Black#Debts 56
James W. Black#Debts 56
Half-jokingly, I asked what was wrong with me. So we made a deal: I would run his biological research provided I had a free hand to run my new project. James W. Black#Asked 49
James W. Black#Asked 49
Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years. James W. Black#Ages 41
James W. Black#Ages 41
During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going. James W. Black#Battles 37
James W. Black#Battles 37
I did help to set up an undergraduate course in medicinal chemistry and made progress in modelling and analysing pharmacological activity at the tissue level, my new passion. James W. Black#Activity 33
James W. Black#Activity 33
All I ever promised was that I was sure I could develop a new pharmacological agent which might answer a physiological question. Any utility would be implicit in that answer. James W. Black#Agent 32
James W. Black#Agent 32
In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions. James W. Black#Achieved 28
James W. Black#Achieved 28
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