IAN ALISTAIR MURDIE MACLEOD
President of the Nottingham Medico-
Ian Alister Murdie Macleod T.D. :-
Medical Directory 1972
Mr. John Barr Cochrane wrote:-
An active Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and member of the Scottish Otolaryngological Society, Macleod maintained his Army interests by acting as medical officer to the Territorial Battalion of the South Nott’s Hussars from 1947 to 1962, for which he received the Territorial Decoration. A lifelong member of the B.M.A., he was also a past president of the Nottingham Medico-
A charismatic Scotsman, wholly dedicated to the hospitals to which he devoted so much of his life, Ian Macleod by his quiet and methodical approach to the care of his patients imbued them with complete confidence. His decisions were not hasty or inadequately considered; painstaking to a degree, whether in his clinical practice or in giving his considered opinion in committee, Ian brought a wealth of experience to bear on his judgements (which were always treated with respect by his colleagues) and invariably respected. His friendship was acquired in the same gradual manner, but once established it was generous and abiding. From his parents -
Unhappily, Ian had only a limited period after retirement to pursue activities and enjoy his well earned leisure, but it was characteristic of him that when he learnt the nature of his final illness he exhibited the same dignity and forbearance until the end that he had shown all his life.
Mr. Macleod, after his death was survived by his wife Mary whom he married in 1950, and his daughter Margaret who is a senior member of the nursing profession in a London teaching hospital.
British Medical Journal, Volume 281, 8th November, 1980.