Robert Douglas YoungBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1968 (Published 06 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1968
- Helen Young
Robert Douglas Young was born in Prestwich, Manchester, the younger son of William Allan Young. He moved to the London Borough of Wandsworth in later childhood, where his father was medical officer of health. Wartime student evacuations meant a move from his start in at Guy’s Hospital back to his family’s roots in Edinburgh, where his father and grandfather had both qualified.
He served in the Royal Naval Volunteer …