William Ian Cranston

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:619
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William Ian Cranston (always known as “Bill”) was born in 1928 in Glasgow. After being evacuated to Oswestry during the second world war, he moved to Aberdeen in September 1944 to study medicine, supported by an annual £25 scholarship. He graduated with honours in July 1949 at the age of 20 (the youngest ever graduate from Aberdeen Medical School).

After junior posts in Aberdeen, his national service was in the Royal Air Force. Although stationed at RAF …

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