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Norman Roy Grist

Professor

Norman Roy Grist, British viral epidemiologist. Decorated Order Civil de Sanidad (Spain); named honorary consultant virology Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow, 1984; recipient Bronze medal University Helsinki, 1972.

Background

Grist, Norman Roy was born on March 9, 1918 in Doncaster, England. Son of Walter Reginald and Florence (Goodwin (Nadin) Grist.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Glasgow, 1936-1939, Bachelor of Medicine, CH.B., 1942.

Career

Researcher, department infectious diseases University Glasgow, 1948-1952, lecturer, 1952-1959, senior lecturer, 1959-1962, reader viral epidemiology, 1962-1965, professor infectious diseases, 1965-1983. Regional advisory virology Western Regional Hospital Board, Scotland, 1958-1972. Chairman advisory group epidemiological aspects of infection Scottish Home & Health Department, 1975-1983.

Works

  • Author: (with others) Diagnostic Methods in Clinical Virology, 1966, 3d edition, 1979. (with others) Infections in Current Medical Practice, 1986, Diseases of Infection, 1987, 2nd edition, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Served to captain British Army, 1943-1946. Fellow Royal Colleges Physicians (Edinburgh and Glasgow) and Pathologists. Member Society Study Infectious Diseases (president 1973), Brit Society Study Infections (president 1982-1983).

Club: Royal Scottish Automobile.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, gardening, natural history.

Connections

Married Mary Stewart McAlister, February 27, 1943.

father:
Walter Reginald Grist

mother:
Florence Goodwin (nee Nadin) Grist

spouse:
Mary Stewart MacAlister