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Douglas Andrew was born in Fife. After national service with the Royal Air Force he trained in paediatrics in Dundee, Inverness, and Newcastle before being appointed as the first paediatrician in Bishop Auckland. Here he built up a unit which was renowned for its clinical care and for the quality of training. While in Newcastle he had become involved in the Thousand Families Study, taking a particular interest in respiratory disease. He was a keen photographer and used his skills to complement his teaching and his interests in travel, history, and gardening. He made several teaching visits to Libya and during these he also extended his interests in ancient history, becoming an expert on the Romans. He leaves a wife, Megan, and two daughters.
Former consultant paediatrician Bishop Auckland, County Durham (b 1925; q St Andrews 1947; FRCPE), d 26 August 2007.