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William Mackie Ross

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 05 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2842
  1. Walton of Detchant

Educated at Durham Johnston School, where he was an outstanding pupil, William Mackie Ross (“Bill”) was awarded a state scholarship and entered Newcastle Medical School, then part of the University of Durham, in 1941, graduating on a shortened wartime course in 1945. Having been trained in air raid precautions as a schoolboy, he had a noted career in the Senior Training Corps during the second world war, becoming the student company sergeant major, and after house officer appointments he served for two years …

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