Alasdair Macintosh Geddes

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Alasdair Macintosh Geddes
Born14 Mey 1934(1934-05-14)
Fortrose, Scotland
Dee'd9 Apryle 2024(2024-04-09) (aged 89)
EddicationVarsitie o Edinburrie
Kent for
Medical career
PerfaisionEmeritus Professor o Smittle Tribble

Alasdair Macintosh Geddes CBE (14t Mey 1934 – 9t Apryle 2024) wis a Scottish medical doctor wha wis Professor o Smittle Tribble at the University o Birmingham Medical School. In 1978, as the Warld Halth Organisaution (WHO) wis shortlins tae be annooncin at the warld's lest case o buock hed occurred a year airlier in Somalie, Geddes diagnosed a British wimmin wi the tribble in Birmingham, England. She wis fund tae be the index case o the ootbrek an becam the warld's lest reportit deith wi the tribble, five year aifter he hed preen the frontline o the WHO's buock eradicaution programme i Bangladesh i 1973.

Awairds an honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Geddes wis a Fellae o the Academy of Medical Sciences.[1] Frae 1996 till 1998 he wis preses o the Internaitional Society fur Smittle Tribble.[2] The follaein year, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy awairded him the Garrod Medal, follaein whilk he delivert its accompanying lecture.[3] In 2009, he received Honorar Memmership o the Internaitional Society o Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.[4] He received the European Society o Clinical Microbiology an Smittle Tribble awaird fur excellence in clinical microbiology an smittle tribble in 2014.[2] Efterhin, in 2015 he received the Hamao Umezawa Memorial Awaird (HUMA) Awaird.[5]

He wis appynt Commander o the Order o the British Empire (CBE) in the 1996 New Year Honours fur services tae Medicine.[6]

His mindins o 1978 inspired Mark Pallen tae be writin The Lest Days o Buock: Tragedy in Birmingham, furthset i 2018.[7]

Seleckit furthsettins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Geddes, A. M. (15 Mairch 1986). "Risk of AIDS to health care workers". British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.). 292 (6522): 711–712. doi:10.1136/bmj.292.6522.711. ISSN 0267-0623. PMC 1339770. PMID 3082404.
  • Tarlow, M.; Geddes, A. M. (12 December 1992). "Meningococcal meningitis or septicaemia: a plea for diagnostic clarity". The Lancet (in Inglis). 340 (8833): 1481. doi:10.1016/0140-6736(92)92678-9. ISSN 0140-6736. PMID 1360607. (Joint author)
  • Kerrod, Emma; Geddes, Alasdair M.; Regan, Martyn; Leach, Steve (Februar 2005). "Surveillance and Control Measures during Smallpox Outbreaks". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 11 (2): 291–297. doi:10.3201/eid1102.040609. ISSN 1080-6040. PMC 3320452. PMID 15752449. (Joint author)
  • Geddes, Alasdair M. (1 Mey 2006). "The history of smallpox". Clinics in Dermatology (in Inglis). 24 (3): 152–157. doi:10.1016/j.clindermatol.2005.11.009. ISSN 0738-081X. PMID 16714195.
  • Geddes, Alasdair M.; Klugman, Keith P.; Rolinson, George N. (December 2007). "Introduction: historical perspective and development of amoxicillin/clavulanate". International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 30 (Suppl 2): S109–112. doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2007.07.015. ISSN 0924-8579. PMID 17900874. (Joint author)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Professor Alasdair Geddes | The Academy of Medical Sciences". Archived frae the original on 14 Apryle 2024. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. a b Das, Pam (Januar 2004). "Interviewed". The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 4 (1): 54–57. doi:10.1016/s1473-3099(03)00862-4. ISSN 1473-3099. PMID 14720570. (subscription needit)
  3. "Garrod Lecture & Medal". The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (in Inglis). 2021. Archived frae the original on 2 November 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  4. "ISAC Honorary Membership | International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy". (in Inglis). Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  5. "HUMA Awardee". (in Inglis). International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Archived frae the original on 14 Apryle 2024. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  6. United Kingdom list: "No. 54255". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 30 December 1995. p. 8.
  7. Pallen, Mark (2018). "27. Personal Interlude. Coming to Birmingham". The Last Days of Smallpox; Tragedy in Birmingham. Independently Published. p. 94. ISBN 9781980455226.

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