Elected: 1974
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor Anthony Fairclough Lever FRSE

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow.

Professor Anthony Fairclough Lever, who was the director and driving force of the Medical Research Council Blood Pressure Unit in Glasgow, Scotland between 1967 and 1994 and, latterly, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow, died peacefully on Sunday 25th March 2018, aged 89 years.

Born on 18th March 1929 in Surrey and educated in London, Tony graduated BSc in 1952 and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1955. An outstanding student, he was awarded gold medals in pathology and medicine. His postgraduate career was equally impressive and he became a house physician to the legendary Sir George Pickering at St Mary’s Hospital in London. A research fellowship and a lectureship, together with membership and then fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London, all followed in rapid succession.

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