Atholl H. MacLaren
President of the Nottingham Medico-
The Society was extremely fortunate to be able to call upon one of its most distinguished members, Atholl MacLaren, to become President during 1978/9 when it celebrated its 150th anniversary.
Atholl MacLaren was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland and educated at Elgin Academy and Aberdeen University where he qualified MB ChB in 1942. After service in the Royal Air Force he moved to Ruddington, a village just outside Nottingham where he was to remain in general practice for the next 41 years. In addition to his clinical work he shouldered a heavy burden of administrative responsibilities. These included being a member of the BMA Local Medical Committee from 1970 -
As he did not have enough to do during this period (!) he served as a member for Basford Rural District Council from 1952 -
Atholl MacLaren joined the Medico-
He was appointed MBE in 1974.