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All I ever promised was that I was sure I could develop a new pharmacological agent which might answer a physiological question. Any utility would be implicit in that answer.
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Apart from two periods of intense study, of music between the ages of 12 and 14 and of mathematics between the ages of 14 and 16, I coasted, daydreaming, through most of my school years.
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As a condition of the Patrick Hamilton Residential Scholarship I spent my undergraduate years in St Salvator's Hall, a fine new building modelled on the Oxbridge colleges.
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Bill Duncan joined me to run the Biochemistry Department, so maintaining a tremendously successful partnership which lasted 15 years.
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Duncan brings brio and bravura to everything he does; and he is reliably my severest critic. Without him I would have made many more mistakes than I did.
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During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going.
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Half-jokingly, I asked what was wrong with me. So we made a deal: I would run his biological research provided I had a free hand to run my new project.
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I chose to study Medicine mainly under the influence of an elder brother, William, a graduate in Medicine at St Andrews some years earlier.
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I did help to set up an undergraduate course in medicinal chemistry and made progress in modelling and analysing pharmacological activity at the tissue level, my new passion.
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I had found myself a new mission - and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.
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I have never wanted to check out the family folklore that we could be traced back to a dominie at the hamlet of Balquhidder in the Scottish highlands.
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I joined the Physiology Department under Professor R.C. Garry in October 1946 and Hilary, completing her degree in Biochemistry, was the best student I ever had.
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I met Hilary Vaughan at a Student Ball in 1944 and we married in the summer of 1946, as soon as I graduated.
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I was awarded the Patrick Hamilton Residential Scholarship, mercifully unaware at the time that the family budget couldn't otherwise have stretched to yet another university student.
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I was now totally committed to arranging marriages between bioassay and medicinal chemistry. Obvious candidates existed, such as 5-hydroxytryptamine, but other shadowy ideas were lurking about in my imagination.
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I was suffering from withdrawal symptoms from lack of a chemical collaboration. Thus, I eagerly accepted John Vane's invitation to join the Wellcome Foundation.
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In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions.
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Learning that Garry's research student was showing that iodoacetate destroyed the intestinal epithelium, I wondered if iodoacetate was a general poison. What did it do to blood pressure, for example?
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My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives.
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My ideas about teaching based on a catechismal approach to drugs in general, rather than cataloguing drugs in particular, turned out to have too many curricular difficulties.
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The division I took over at Wellcome, however, was remarkable for its traditional, conservative, ways and feudal structures. Entrenched attitudes can absorb reformist efforts like a punch bag.
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The few intimate years I spent in this company were an extraordinarily mind-broadening experience for the country boy from the coalfields of Fife, no doubt much as the scholarship architects had intended.
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The outcome, the fourth in an issue of five boys born into a staunch Baptist home, meant that from the beginning I was taught to be respectful of others no less than myself, influencing ever since both my political and administrative attitudes.
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The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London.
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Undergraduate prizes seemed to confirm that I was working harder than my colleagues in a new-found love affair with knowledge.
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We paid off our debts, we learned some, made friends and returned in 1950 with a larger view of life. I had, however, no home, no income of any kind and no prospects whatsoever.
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We went to Singapore at the end of 1947 - an inevitable result of marriage, debts accumulated to pay for the completion of my medical studies, and pitiful academic prospects.
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Yet despite disappointment in my managerial role, I made great progress in my own research. Working with brilliant young investigators such as Paul Leff, I began to see analytical pharmacology as a viable discipline.
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