Struan John Tannahill RobertsonBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i904 (Published 15 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i904
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Born into a medical family, Struan John Tannahill Robertson was born at Hartwood, where his father was the assistant medical superintendent in the local psychiatric hospital. After attending school in Melrose and at Glasgow High School, he entered Glasgow University Medical School in 1939. During the war, he served on the Clyde River Patrol and, after house jobs at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, he was called up to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1946, serving two years as surgeon lieutenant.
He was demobbed in 1948 and returned to Glasgow Royal Infirmary as a postgraduate student with J A G Burton. It was here that he met Rhoda, whom he married in 1952. He held several assistant GP posts and worked for a brief period as a general practitioner in Eynsham, before becoming a partner in general practice in Glasgow in October 1952.
In December 1965 the …