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Laidlaw, Sir Patrick Playfairlocked

  • E. Mellanby
  • , revised by E. M. Tansey


Laidlaw, Sir Patrick Playfair (1881–1940), medical scientist, was born at Glasgow on 26 September 1881, the third of the six sons of Robert Laidlaw MD and his wife, Elizabeth Playfair. At the time of Laidlaw's birth, his father was superintendent of the Glasgow Medical Mission...

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