Lives of the fellows

Duncan Macaulay

b.1 May 1917 d.18 April 2000
BSc MB ChB Glasg(1940) MD DCH MRCP(1945) FRCP(1969)

Duncan Macaulay was a consultant paediatrician at the Duchess of York, Withington and Wythenshawe Hospitals in Manchester.

He was born in Wick in Scotland, and studied medicine at Glasgow University, graduating in 1940. After house officer posts at the Metropolitan and Royal Northern Hospitals in London, he was commissioned into the Indian Medical Service, in December 1941. He served in India, Sri Lanka, the Maldive Islands and Burma. He was released from the Service in 1946 with the honorary rank of major.

Following demobilization he trained as a paediatrician, with house officer, registrar and then senior registrar posts in Sheffield, Edinburgh and Derby. In September 1951 he was appointed as a lecturer at the department of child health at the University of Manchester. During 1955 to 1956 he spent a year at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, as a research fellow in renal disease. The following year he was appointed as a consultant paediatrician in South Manchester.

He spent a year as visiting professor in paediatrics at the Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, India. From 1968 to 1969 he was the leader of the British paediatric team visiting the Children's Hospital in Saigon, Vietnam, and honorary professor of paediatrics at Saigon University.

He wrote extensively on paediatric topics, particularly renal and electrolyte disorders.

He married his wife, Joyce, in 1953. After her death he married Elisabeth West, who survives him. At the time of his election to the Fellowship in 1969 he listed travel, photography and music among his interests.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J., 2000,320,1733]

(Volume XI, page 355)

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