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Bruce Campbell Ogilvie

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 23 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4883
  1. David Ogilvie

Bruce Campbell Ogilvie was born in Edinburgh and educated at George Heriot’s School. After considering a variety of possible careers including forestry and meteorology, towards the end of his school years, he had the opportunity to spend time at his uncle’s clinics and subsequently decided to study medicine. He started at the University of Edinburgh in 1959, where he also played rugby for the medical school. After graduating, apart from a year in obstetrics and neonatology Bruce undertook his initial postgraduate training in general medicine in Galashiels, Edinburgh, and Kirkcaldy. He gained his membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh with cardiology as his special subject, and as medical registrar in Kirkcaldy he helped establish one of the first coronary care units in a district general hospital in the UK.

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