Sir Almost Right

“Sir Almroth Edward Wright CB MD FRS (1861-1947) was Britains first academic immunologist. He was qualified in both Arts and Medicine and commenced his professional life as a Physiologist, became Professor of Pathology and led the study of immunity to infectious diseases. He was often a controversial scientist and not always right in his views, hence his nickname ‘Sir Almost Right’!” So says the abstract of the essay

Who was… Almroth Wright?” F. Diggins, The Biologist. 2002 Dec;49(6):280-2.
He quarreled with George Bernard Shaw, and subsequently became, in fictionalized form, a character in Shaw’s play The Doctor’s Dilemma [as this report in The Guardian explains]:

the conflicting opinions of the medical specialists he met on the health committee are made into a wonderfully orchestrated theatrical entertainment in Act I of The Doctor’s Dilemma as the doctors gather in Sir Colenso Ridgeon’s consulting room to congratulate him on his knighthood.

This successful 50-year-old physician who claims to have found a cure for tuberculosis is based on a celebrated and fashionable bacteriologist called Almroth Wright, who had been knighted shortly before The Doctor’s Dilemma was written. Shaw sensed there was something dubious about Wright’s high reputation (he was later nicknamed Sir Almost Right)….