|Description||Physiologist University of Edinburgh Medical School (born Hinckley, Leicestershire 1910; qualified St Mary's 1935; FRCPEd, died 28 July 1999. |
In 1937 Passmore joined the Indian Medical Service and was appointed assistant director of the nutrition laboratories in Coonor, south India. After military training he was posted to the Bangalore Military Hospital, and served in the Middle East with the 4th and 5th Indian Divisions. He was later given the command of the medical division of a hospital in Saigon, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He first joined the department of social medicine in Edinburgh and then moved to the physiology department where he remained for the rest of his academic career. With Professor Sir Stanley Davidson and Peter Meiklejohn he published Human Nutrition and Dietetics, which ran into eight editions. With Professor J S Robson he was editor in chief of the four volume Companion to Medical Studies. Passmore was scientific editor of the Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and published over 115 scientific papers.He was on the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy and on the Food Standards Committee.
[Source: British Medical Journal, 9 October 1999, Volume 319(7215), pp.1009]
Contents: chool notebooks of Reginald Passmore