Elected: 1985
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Sir Roderick Norman McIver MacSween FRSE
Born on 2 February 1935 in Kinloch, Lewis, a son of the manse, Roderick Norman McIver MacSween was a native Gaelic speaker.

He studied at the University of Glasgow and graduated BSc with Honours in Physiology in 1956 and MB ChB in 1959. He was President of the University Liberal Club. He was Education Secretary of the British Medical Students’ Association.

After house jobs in the Professorial Units at Glasgow’s Royal and Western Infirmaries, he gained experience in clinical medicine, notably in infectious diseases and virology, and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of both Glasgow and Edinburgh in 1964. In 1963 he joined Professor D F Cappell’s department of Pathology at the Western Infirmary and soon specialised in liver disease.

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