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Family doctors bear the brunt of the huge increased demand with the NHS.
Some go out to meet the new challenge head on. On July 5 1948, Dr Richard Scott, with a nurse, medical assistant, medical social worker and a dentist set up a general medical practice to serve the local community and meet research and teaching needs of Edinburgh University.
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The patient and his twin are soon able to go back to work. They both live for a further six years.
A further 35 transplants are carried out over the next eight years at the Royal Infirmary. New anti-rejection drugs help survival – some patients on the point of death living full lives for 30 years and more.
In 1968 a new unit opens at the Western General in Edinburgh – the world’s first custom-built transplantation centre.
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A paper in The Lancet of June 7 1958 by Professor Ian Donald, Tom Brown and John MacVicar triggers the biggest revolution in diagnosis since X-rays.
Unlike X-rays, the Glasgow ultrasound machine carries no radiation risk and, unlike other experimental ultrasound models, does not involve the patient getting into a bath. The bright idea from Professor Donald is supported by Tom Brown, a young engineer with Kelvin Hughes.
The Glasgow model proves safe, simple to use and cheap enough to be affordable by hospitals in the developing world.