David ChristisonBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1883 (Published 30 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1883
- Alistair Rennie,
- John Christison
Although it is a year since David Christison died at the age of 92, it still seems appropriate to mark his passing as he achieved much in his medical career.
The eldest of four, he grew up on the Marquis of Bute’s Dumfries House Estate, Aucheleck, Ayrshire, and was educated at Cumnock Academy, where he met his wife to be, who also studied medicine at Glasgow University. After qualifying, he worked as a house surgeon in Caernarvon until he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1941 and embarked for Singapore, where three weeks …