William Michael Garraway

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 01 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4195
  1. Gerry Fowkes

William Michael Garraway (“Mike”) was educated at Dumfries Academy and Carlisle Grammar School. From there proceeded to the University of Edinburgh in 1960, where his lifelong interest in medical politics started and he was elected president of the British Medical Students’ Association. After house officer posts in hospitals in Edinburgh and a brief period in general practice in Cumbria, he was awarded a Department of Health fellowship to study epidemiology and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was subsequently appointed lecturer in community medicine at the University of Edinburgh and, after a year at the Mayo Clinic in the USA, was promoted to senior lecturer in 1978, on the recommendation of Professor Sir John Brotherston. Three years later, however, he was persuaded to return to the Mayo Clinic as head of the section of clinical epidemiology, a position which he held until his return in 1983 to Edinburgh to take up the Bruce and John …

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