BETWEEN TWO WORLDS The Story of Black British Scientist Alan GoffeProduct no.: HP106
Gaia Goffe and Judith Goffe, MD
Between Two Worlds is the moving story of a renowned medical scientist who was tragically cut down in his prime.
Alan Goffe was born in Britain in 1920 to a Jamaican father and an English mother, both of whom were physicians. During the 1950s and 1960s, Dr Alan Goffe was one of a group of microbiologists who helped develop and improve vaccines designed to fight two of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases – polio and measles. However, he was not destined to see the fruits of his labours. Less than a year after establishing the department of experimental cytology at the Wellcome Research Laboratories, he tragically drowned in a yachting accident off the southern coast of England. He was forty-six.
“Alan Goffe had won himself a place among the foremost virologists in this country, and had an international reputation. He took a great interest in general social problems, and played an active role himself from the humanitarian aspect.” British Medical Journal, 1966
"I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the valuable contributions Black people like Dr Alan Goffe have made to the world of science. (He) remains a towering figure who ought to be honoured and revered by people everywhere." Yvette D. Clarke, U.S. Congresswoman, 2007