JAMES MACMASTER MACFIE
President of the Nottingham Medico-
James MacMaster Macfie TD:-
Medical Directory 1974
James MacMaster Macfie as a student was a keen member of the Royal Medical Society, serving as president in 1936. He was called up in the Terrtorial Army in 1939 and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, largely in India and Paiforce. He had his interest in post graduate education kindled in Bagdad in 1943 when he ran a refresher course for Polish prisoners of war who had been released by the Russians. He was closely involved in the metamorphosis of an adequate municipal hospital into one of high repute closely linked to the new medical school and in the development of postgraduate training. He was area director of postgraduate education and initiated one of the first general practice vocational training schemes long before they became mandatory. He developed a first-
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