John Soothill

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1347

Paediatric immunologist who investigated the causes of childhood allergies

John Soothill or Sooty, as he was known—an inescapable nickname for a paediatrician—was for 20 years the professor of immunology at Great Ormond Street children's hospital. One of his main achievements there was the classification of the different forms of severe combined immune deficiency (SCID)—a disease that he named—and he was still there at the time of the first bone marrow replacement …

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