Ian Douglas Hutchinson ToddBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e421 (Published 01 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e421
- Jane Malcolm,
- Susan Todd,
- Peter Todd
Ian Douglas Hutchinson Todd was born in Braemar. His father was in the civil service, which prompted many moves around the country, with Ian attending nine different schools before studying medicine at Aberdeen, where he qualified in 1950. House doctor posts were in and around London, and he met his future wife, Jo, a nurse in charge of the surgical theatres at Chase Farm Hospital, in 1951. He did his National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Malaya in 1952-53.
Work references for Ian from the 1950s already identified him as a good doctor, inspiring confidence in his patients …