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Deaths from Multiple System Atrophy - Sydney Selwyn (Paperback) Loot Price: R194 Discovery Miles 1 940
Deaths from Multiple System Atrophy - Sydney Selwyn (Paperback): Books Llc
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Professor Sydney Selwyn (7 November 1934 8 November 1996) was a British physician and medical scientist. He was a medical microbiologist (with a profound interest in bacteriology), recognised authority on the history of medicine, avid collector, writer, lecturer, world traveller and occasional radio and TV broadcaster. He married in 1957 and had four children. Born in Leeds, UK, 7 November 1934, Died in London, UK, 8 November 1996 Selwyn's parents owned and ran a small but successful butchers shop in Leeds and originally expected him to follow them in their trade or at least something similar. It was all the more remarkable that he chose instead to devote his life to science and academia given that (so far as is known) no member of his family before him had ever considered continuing their education beyond the then normal school leaving age of 14, let alone gone to university. As a working class boy growing up in England in the 1930s, and during WWII, it was therefore a great achievement for him to win a scholarship to be educated at the prestigious and ancient Leeds Grammar School. He then went on to study at the University of Edinburgh from which he graduated with a BSc, MB ChB, and MD. Worked briefly (from 1959 1960) as a house physician in Edinburgh City Hospital before becoming a lecturer in bacteriology at University of Edinburgh Medical School (1961 1966). In 1967 he became one of the youngest-ever Visiting Professors for the World Health Organisation (WHO) at Baroda University in India, as well as a WHO SE Asia medical consultant. He toured India extensively visiting not only towns and cities but also many remote rural areas as part of his WHO project to greatly improve the standards of health and hygiene at various hospitals. He re... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=21051671


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2010
First published: May 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-21416-9
Barcode: 9781156214169
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-21416-5

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