Robert Thomson Leiper
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|Born||Robert Thomson Leiper
17 April 1881
|Died||21 May 1969(aged 88)|
|Notable awards||FRS CMG|
|Children||one son and two daughters|
Early life and education
After his family moved to England, he was educated at Warwick School, and he spent a year at Mason Science College, Birmingham, before entering the University of Glasgow medical school, graduating in 1904.
From an early age he was devoted to helminthology (the study of parasitic worms).
In 1923, he founded the Journal of Helminthology.
Awards and honours
He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society on 3 May 1923. He was appointed FRCP in 1936, CMG in 1941, and received an LLD degree from Glasgow University in 1955.
In 1908, Leiper married Ceinwen Saron (d. 1966), a dentist; they had one son and two daughters.