J. MICHAEL BISHOP
Nobel Prize-winner for Physiology or Medicine (1989) signs on this FDC honoring Paul
Dudley White, M.D.
First Day Cover signed: "J M Bishop", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring Paul Dudley White, M.D.,
3-cent White stamp and 22-cent Public Hospitals stamps affixed, postmarked Washington,
DC, September 15, 1986, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Bishop (b.1936), an American
immunologist and microbiologist, shared a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1989
with Harold E. Varmus "for their discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes". In
other words, they discovered that retroviruses can cause malignant tumors. Bishop, who
won the National Medal of Science in 2003, has been on the faculty of the University of
California/San Francisco since 1968, its chancellor since 1998. Slightly creased. Lightly soiled
on verso. Fine condition.