Obituaries

William John Gordon

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3452 (Published 25 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3452
  1. Helen Gordon

    After graduating MB ChB at the University of Glasgow in 1947, William John Gordon (“Bill”) held junior posts in various units. It was while under the tutelage of Sir Dugald Baird that he decided to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. However, before entering this specialty he chose to gain some experience in general practice in Aberdeenshire.

    On returning to Glasgow, he entered the specialty with various posts around Glasgow .He was awarded the degree of doctor of medicine with commendation for his thesis on the clinical significance of basal metabolic rate in pregnancy. He became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians in1960 and later a fellow. …

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