Obituaries

David Ardrey Naismith

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39575.659259.BE (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1137
  1. David Naismith

    Graduating in 1935, David Ardrey Naismith completed his houseman posts in Glasgow. He did some locum work in Inverness and Kilsyth, finally settling in Grangemouth just prior to the start of the second world war. Anticipating transfer overseas, he married Mary Campbell on the ides of March 1940 and was seconded to the Indian army two weeks later. The next five years involved setting up field hospitals in Ceylon, Iraq, and Iran. He polished his anaesthetic skills, was instrumental in setting up his unit’s blood transfusion service, and learnt he could survive on …

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