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TQ Glasg 1944, MB Lond 1945, MD Lond 1949, MRCP Edin 1949, FRCPS Glasg, Fellowship 1972

Robert Walker, a retired cardiologist and a man of many parts, died on 29 April 2006, aged 82.

Educated and medically trained in Glasgow he went to India with the RAMC immediately after his house jobs, his first posting there a tented hospital north of Madras, the second a PoW camp in the foothills of the Himalayas, the third a tour of the NW Frontier near Afghanistan. He was invalided home after a serious road accident.

IN 1948 he was awarded MD London and then worked in Ballochmyle Hospital in East Ayrshire and in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. For 33 years, except for a year as a research fellow at Harvard, he worked in Law Hospital building up a cardiology department and team. His other interest was diabetes.

He enjoyed undergraduate teaching at Glasgow University, as well as examining for the Royal Colleges of Physicians of both Glasgow and Edinburgh. In 1984 he served as president of the Scottish Society of Physicians.

His Christian faith meant much to Robert. A keen churchman, a supporter of many international medical mission societies, a Crusader class leader for 30 years and a long time member of the Christian Medical Fellowship he was an example to many.

A loving family man, there was nothing he and his wife enjoyed more than travelling with their 5 children around Europe. He is survived by Catherine, the five children and 10 grandchildren.