Thomas Ballantyne Begg

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 21 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:239

Retired consultant physician Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow (b 20 April 1928; q Glasgow 1950; TD, FRCP), died from myelodysplastic syndrome on 6 March 2005.

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Thomas Ballantyne Begg undertook early work on breathalysers and studied mechanisms contributing to coronary and peripheral vascular disease. He was a general physician with an interest in cardiology, and treated patients in one of the early coronary care units. After national service in west Africa he was in the Territorial Army for 18 years, latterly as lieutenant colonel. He was a former chairman of the Glasgow division of the BMA and a church elder. He leaves a wife, Dorothy; three children; and nine grandchildren.

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