Designatory Letters: 
MB Edin 1944, DCH Lond 1951, MD Edin 1961, Litt D Sheffield 1992, MRCP Lond 1949, MRCPath 1963, FRCPath 1973, FRCP Lond 1974, FRCP Edin 1985

With the death of Dr Harold Swan, Medicine has lost one of its most distinguished haematologists. He held consultant posts in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, Sheffield.

His research interests and publications focused on Lymphopenia, a relationship between Fibrinolysis, age in men and Prostatic Carcinoma, an association between blood group A and pernicious anaemia and the use of myleran in the management of chronic myeloid leukaemia.

He wrote many book reviews and in his retirement further pursued his interest in history – both of Medicine and of the City of Sheffield where he spent so much of his professional life. He will be remembered as one of the founders of the British Society of Haematology, and as an honorary D. Litt of the University of Sheffield.