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George Dick (1914-1997)

George Dick (1914-1997)

Pathologist and virologist

George Dick was educated in Edinburgh and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Second World War. In 1941 he married Brenda Cook. His career started in Uganda and took him to the United States of America, Queen's University Belfast and the Middlesex Hospital. He specialised in the study of virus diseases such as yellow fever, poliomyelitis, measles, multiple sclerosis and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. John Hopkins University Baltimore including him in their one hundred heroes of public health. George Dick was also made an honorary fellow of the Library Association in 1990 for his advocacy of better library services for doctors and other health professionals. He died on 3 July 1997 in Sussex.

Birth in 1914

George Williamson Auchinvole Dick was on 14 August 1914, the son of David Auchinvole Dick and Blanche Spence. The entry in the statutory register of births for the district of Pollokshields gives his father's occupation as United Free Church minister.

Birth entry for George Dick

Birth entry for George Dick (36 KB jpeg)
National Records of Scotland, 1914/644-18/560