Obituaries

Alexander Russell

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1149 (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1149

Paediatrician who published the first descriptions of many metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases

Professor Alex Russell had three outstanding strands to his career. During the second world war, when he served in the Royal Air Force, he defined the syndrome of carbon monoxide poisoning in the gun cockpits at the rear of Whitley bombers, where space was confined. He showed that the poisoning accounted for air sickness that had previously been ascribed to …

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