Douglas Reye

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Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye (surname pronounced /r/ rye) (5 April 1912 – 16 July 1977) was an Australian pathologist.[1] Reye's syndrome is named after Reye.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Reye attended Townsville Grammar School and the University of Sydney, where he completed undergraduate studies in medicine and was awarded a MBBS in 1937. He was later to be awarded a MD from the University of Sydney in 1945.[1][2] Reye joined the staff of the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in 1939 as a pathologist. He remained at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for all his working life.[1] In 1965 Reye was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians[1]

Reye syndrome[edit]

In 1963 The Lancet published an article written by Reye, Graeme Morgan and Jim Baral about an encephalopathic condition that became known as Reye syndrome.[1][2]