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Professor Sir David Weatherall: 1933-2018

Professor Sir David Weatherall

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Professor Sir David Weatherall who died on 8th December 2018 aged 85. 

Sir David was educated at Calday Grange Grammar School and then graduated from the Medical School at the University of Liverpool in 1956.  After house staff training, he joined the Army for 2 years. Returning from military service, he took a fellowship at John Hopkins University before returning to Liverpool, where he rose to the rank of Professor of Haematology.

Sir David had a glittering scientific career, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society (1977), and a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences (1990). He won numerous awards, including the 2010 Lasker Prize, which ranks alongside the Nobel Prize for Medicine. He was knighted in 1987, and appointed the Knight Grand Cross of the British Empire in the 2017 Birthday Honours, for his services to medicine.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.