Austin GreshamBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4176 (Published 14 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4176
- Joanna Lyall
Professor Austin Gresham, a clinical histopathologist and academic, has died, aged 84, at his home in Cambridge, where he spent his entire postgraduate career. He was professor of morbid anatomy and histopathology, a fellow of Jesus College, and an honorary fellow of Gonville and Caius College.
An engaging teacher and gifted communicator, with a robust sense of humour, he was popular with students, supportive of junior colleagues and intolerant of officialese and poor writing. Working as a Home Office pathologist for more than two decades (1968-1992) he showed stamina in the face of an ever increasing caseload, and, “loved scrabbling around in muddy fields at night,” according to a colleague.
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