Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Highly popular teacher of pathology

Sorry to see the Times obituary for Austin Gresham, who was my Professor of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology when I was a clinical medical student in Cambridge. I was hopeless at pathology, but I turned up fairly regularly for the 1.30pm meetings in the dissection room when the results of postmortem examinations were presented. Gresham's morbid interest in pathology fascinated me, as did his gruesome particular interest in forensic cases.