Sir Malcolm Macnaughton Scotland

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Sir Malcolm Macnaughton
Sir Malcolm Macnaughton

Sir Malcolm Campbell Macnaughton (1925-2016) was a graduate of the University who was Muirhead Professor of Medicine from 1970 to 1990.

Macnaughton received his early education at the Glasgow Academy and later matriculated at University of Glasgow, graduating MB, ChB in 1948. After graduating, he did his National Service with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Hong Kong from 1949-1950.

Macnaughton held a number of junior posts in the West of Scotland and in 1957 was appointed Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. In 1961 he went to the University of St Andrews as Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Gynaecology at St Andrews, a post subsequently transferred to the new University of Dundee. He returned Glasgow in 1970 to take up the post of Muirhead Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University.

Macnaughton played a key role in the development of the 1984 Warnock Report on human fertilisation and embryology. The report later became the basis for British legislation on in-vitro fertilisation and embryo research

From 1984-1987 Macnaughton was President of the Royal College of Gynaecologists,, and of the British Fertility Society, 1992-1995, publishing many books and academic papers on obstetrics, gynaecology and endocrinology. He was knighted in 1986.


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Sir Malcolm Macnaughton
Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Born 4 April 1925, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 1 July 2016.
GU Degree:
University Link: Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: gynaecologists; obstetricians
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Record last updated: 21st Mar 2017

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