William ToddBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39244.618831.BE (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1379
- John Todd
William Todd (“Bill”) was the son of Dr John Todd, medical missionary and African pioneer, who worked with Dr Laws of Livingstonia Mission. He left idyllic Nyasaland and moved to Rothes in 1932, where his father had his first general practice. He developed enduring interests in natural history in childhood.
Bill married Muriel in 1948 and, as a Church of Scotland missionary, sailed to India, where he was to work in Jalna for nearly a decade. His three children were born there. Bill undertook thousands of operations, of all types, and was absolutely dedicated to his work, which also extended to good preventive …