James HerdBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c630 (Published 02 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c630
- J M R Herd,
- F Herd
After leaving school James Herd (“Jimmy”) served his time as a dispensing chemist before studying medicine. Throughout his undergraduate career he was a regular member of the Aberdeen University Football First 11, becoming captain and gaining a Full Blue. He also became president of the university athletic association.
After house jobs in Aberdeen, he served two years of national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps in India and Burma during 1945-7. In 1947-8 he studied for the diploma in public health in Aberdeen. Thereafter he became a …