Monday, 22 March 2010

'Famous Scot' Sir James Black passes away

Sir James Black, the Nobel Prize winning scientist credited with inventing beta-blocker drugs in 1962, has passed away aged 85. Sir James was one of the six 'Famous Scots' to be featured in a series of rolling family history exhibitions at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh during 2009.

The centre's website at carries an online summary of Sir James' stint at the exhibition. For news coverage of his passing, visit

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