Bachelor of Science, University Glasgow, 1950. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University Glasgow, 1953. Doctor of Medicine, University Glasgow, 1963.
Doctor of Science, University Dundee, 1996. Doctor University (honorary), University Strathclyde, 1999.
Trainee pathologist, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, 1954-1958;
lecturer pathology, U. Glasgow, 1958-1963;
senior lecturer pathology, U. Aberdeen, 1963-1971;
professor pathology, U. Dundee, 1971-1993;
foundation dean, International Medical School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1992-1997;
meetings secretary, International Medical School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1997-1998;
program convenor, Royal Society Edinburgh, since 1998. Member National Biological Standards Board, United Kingdom, 1988-1993. Chairman clinical and biomed.rsch. committee SHHD, United Kingdom, 1984-1993.
Visiting professor U. Strathclyde, since 1996.
Fellow Royal Society Arts, Royal College Physicians, Royal College Pathology, Institute Biology, Royal Society Edinburgh, Royal Australasian College Physicians. Member Royal Commonwealth Society, Institute Biology.
Married Marion Tudhope Paterson, June 10, 1960. Children: John, Patricia.