Ralph Menzies ThomsonBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7349.1340/c (Published 01 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1340
- Robert Fife
Former cardiologist Glasgow (b 1920; q Glasgow 1942; BSc, FRCP Glas 1964), d 19 April 2002.
After serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the second world war, Ralph Thomson joined the staff of Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1947, and in the early 1950s he and George Aitken developed cardiac catheterisation there. Over the next three decades Ralph trained many junior doctors in the practicalities of haemodynamic investigation. In retirement he took an interest in photography. Predeceased by his wife, Elspeth, he leaves a daughter and a grandson.