Elected: 1994
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Dr Malcolm Calum Muir FRSE
The death of Calum Muir in Edinburgh on 21 June 1995 robbed the world of one of its most distinguished epidemiologists, who during his life was deeply committed to developing a precise science from ‘geographic pathology’. During his career abroad, he remained fiercely proud of his native Scotland and through his knowledge, wisdom, integrity and unfailing courtesy attracted world-wide admiration and friendship.

Calum Muir was born in Sorbie, Wigtownshire, the son of a headmaster, on 23 April 1930. He attended Stirling High School and studied medicine in the University of Glasgow, graduating MB ChB in 1952. Following house posts in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle and Glasgow Royal Infirmary (where he met Jessie McClymont Walker, his future wife) he undertook preliminary training in Pathology in Neath General and the Birmingham Accident Hospitals before serving with the RAMC as a junior specialist, first in Sudan and then in the Far East Land Forces Laboratory, British Military Hospital, Singapore.

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