David Ian Rushton

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1207

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Senior lecturer in pathology Birmingham Women's Hospital 1970-2000 (b Cheshire 1935; q Manchester 1960; FRCPath, FRCPCH), died from a cholangiocarcinoma on 4 June 2005.

Ian did a senior house officer appointment in clinical pathology at Hope Hospital, Salford. He moved to Birmingham in 1962 and his interest and training in paediatric and neonatal pathology started when he obtained a registrar post at the Birmingham Children's Hospital. For two years Ian was a research fellow in cytogenetics, studying the chromosomal abnormalities in spontaneous abortions; this was to remain a lifelong research interest. He was appointed senior lecturer in pathology in Birmingham in 1970 and honorary consultant to the Birmingham Maternity Hospital, remaining there for the next 30 years until his retirement in 2000. He leaves a wife, Patricia; three daughters; and six grandchildren.

[Lynn Jones]


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