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Ian Douglas Ramsay

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 25 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2247
  1. Anna Ramsay

Ian Douglas Ramsay, also known by friends and colleagues as “Muscles Ramsay” because of his pioneering research into thyroid disease and muscular dysfunction, was born in Manchester on 15 December 1935. As a consultant endocrinologist, Ian made a major contribution to the study of the thyroid and metabolic muscle disease, with his papers on the subject marking real advances in the understanding of metabolic muscle disease.

Although born and raised in the north of England, Ian was a true Scotsman and always ensured it was well known that he was British not English. During the second world war, Ian and his older brother, …

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