Douglas Reye

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Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye (surname pronounced /r/ rye) (born 5 April 1912 in Townsville, Queensland—died 16 July 1977 in St Leonards, New South Wales) was an Australian pathologist.[1] Reye's syndrome is named for Reye.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Reye attended Townsville Grammar School and studied Medicine at the University of Sydney completing undergraduate studies and being rewarded 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's syndrome[edit]

Main article: Reye's syndrome

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

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