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Obituary for Professor Sir David Todd by The Lancet

15 Oct 2017

Sir David Todd

Haematologist who transformed medical education and training in Hong Kong. He was born in Guangzhou, China, on Nov 17, 1928, and he died from pneumonia in Hong Kong on Aug 16, 2017, age 88 years.

Throughout his career, Sir David Todd prescribed and practised ways of modernising medicine by bringing new training programmes to Hong Kong and adopting recently developed molecular biology tools to investigate disease…