He achieved international recognition for his work on the mechanisms of blood coagulation, the complications and management of haemophilias, and the prevention and treatment of thrombosis.
Charles Douglas Forbes was born in Glasgow in1938. He attended the High School of Glasgow and subsequently studied medicine at Glasgow University, graduating MB,ChB in 1961. . After qualifying he worked at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital and Stobhill Hospital, where he met his wife, Janette Robertson, who was Ward Sister in the maternity unit. He was appointed Registrar in the University Department of Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1964, under Professor E M McGirr. Within general medicine, he specialised in haemostasis and thrombosis, under Professor A S Douglas, a pioneer in blood coagulation research who had established the West of Scotland NHS Haemophilia Reference Centre and the University’s Haemostasis and Thrombosis Research Laboratory. Read more