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Hugh W Simpson

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 02 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n269
  1. Robin Simpson

Hugh W Simpson was an explorer (recipient of Polar and Mungo Park medals), mountaineer, accomplished skier, photographer, pioneer of breast cancer research, and international lecturer.

On graduating he secured the role of medical officer for the Falkland Islands Dependency Survey, and a mountain is named after him (Simpson Nunatak, 3822 ft, Trinity Peninsula). During these lengthy sledging trips, he researched stress by measuring eosinophils as a …

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