Harry Williams

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 12 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3107
  1. A Williams, C Duncan, K Duncan

Born in 1922 in Alyth, Perthshire, Harry Williams was the eldest son in a family of four; his father was a market gardener. He was educated at Blairgowrie High School, where he excelled academically and was dux of the school. Undoubtedly it was his mother’s drive and vision that directed him towards medicine as a career. The first of his family to go to university, he studied medicine at St Andrews University. In the aftermath of the war, he spent some time in the Royal Army Medical Corps and in civilian general practice before embarking on a career in microbiology in Dundee, where he met Kathleen, whom he married in 1950. In 1952 he was appointed to a consultant post in Raigmore Hospital, where he completed his MD from St Andrews University, graduating with honours in 1956.

Over more than 30 years …

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