Clifton Paget LowtherBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m586 (Published 14 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m586
- Johanna Lowther
Clifton Paget Lowther (“Tony”) was born in Glasgow and studied medicine at Glasgow University. After qualifying he undertook two years of national service with the Royal Army Medical Corps, based in Liverpool. He returned to Glasgow to take up junior training posts in the brand new NHS and to marry Jean Miller McDougall, whom he had met at the outbreak of war in 1939. He published papers in haematology, passed his Glasgow College Membership and then moved to Edinburgh to continue his training in cardiology under Richard W D Turner.
He carried out cardiology research at the Western General Infirmary in Edinburgh alongside Arthur Kitchin, who became a lifelong friend and cardiologist. He was involved with the first successful mitral valvotomy in Scotland and also investigated various sympathetic ganglion blockers as possible treatments of hypertension.
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