Heathcote, Reginald St. Alban

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Heathcote, Reginald St. Alban

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1888-1951

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Surgeon and pharmacologist. Born, West Deeping, Lincs 1888. Died, London 1951. Educated at Winchester and New College Oxford; BA, 1911, MA, 1914. Then trained at University College Hospital. He served in the R.A.M.C. and the R.N.V.R. during the 1914-18 war, before returning to Oxford to complete his studies in pharmacology. In 1922 Heathcote was appointed as the first holder of the chair of pharmacology at the University of Cairo, a post he held until 1933. During his time in Egypt he travelled extensively, forming a notable collection of photographs of Egyptian antiquities. On his return to Britain he took up a post at the Welsh National School of Medicine at Cardiff, eventually becoming Professor of Pharmacology, a post he held until his death.

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  • <i>British Medical Journal</i> (June 2, 1951) p. 1267.
  • <i>The Lancet</i> (June 2, 1951).
  • <i>Who Was Who in Egyptology</i> (4th ed. 2012), 250.

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