Norman Alexander Todd

bmj;379/nov24_10/o2836/FAF1faBorn to schoolteachers, Norman Alexander Todd excelled in classics at school. After national service on a troopship and in a military hospital in Germany, he worked in general practice before obtaining the membership of the Royal College of Physicians, switching to psychiatry and meeting his future wife, Susanne.Consultant psychiatrist at Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow, until 1990, he published on forensic psychiatry, the effects of abortion, and schizophrenia. Renowned for his dedication and great kindness to his patients, he successfully stabilised many challenging illnesses.The Todds loved music and attended opera festivals in Europe. Norman climbed all 282 of Scotland’s Munros (summits over 3000 feet) and Mounts Kenya and Kilimanjaro. Arthritis in his 80s stopped his climbing but not campervan holidays with his beloved Susie until she died in 2020. Norman leaves four children, 10 grandchildren, and one step great granddaughter.
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