Ian Ramsay Gray

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:492

Consultant cardiologist Coventry 1955-86 (b Brechin 1921; q Wisconsin and University College Hospital, London, 1944; MD, FRCP), died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on 22 November 2005. During the second world war Ian Gray went to the United States on a Rockefeller scholarship and qualified in Wisconsin before returning to obtain a London degree. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in north Africa and Burma. The creation of the medical and surgical unit at Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, owed much to his efforts. Ian published many cardiological papers, including an important one on the treatment of sub-acute bacterial endocarditis. He served on many national institutions and committees, including the Royal College of Physicians of London, of which he was a councillor and vice president. Ian played the violin with orchestras in Warwickshire and Cornwall. He leaves a wife, Jane; four daughters; and 14 grandchildren.

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