Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern

medicine and the life sciences had several particular strengths. The University was said to boast ‘the largest concentration of connective tissue work in Europe’, which meant research on cartilage, bone, blood vessels and skin, much of it under the direction of Michael Grant, the Professor of Biochemistry, and much of it relevant to the relief of osteoarthritis, heart disease, and some aspects of cancer. The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund awarded over £900,000 to Michael Dexter, of the Department of Medical Oncology, and his research group at the Paterson Institute for

in A history of the University of Manchester 1973–90