F. R. G. Heaf

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Professor Frederick Roland George Heaf CMG FRCP (21 June 1894 - 4 February 1973), until 1916 Fritz Rudolf Georg Hief, was a British physician.

He was born in Desborough, Northamptonshire, England, of German ancestry. He attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and St Thomas' Hospital as a medical student, where his studies were interrupted by the First World War. He was recognised as a conscientious objector in 1916, and briefly served in the Friends' Ambulance Unit, but was then allowed to complete his medical studies. He followed a career in Public health and became a Professor at the University of Wales in 1949. His lifelong interest was in tuberculosis, and the test formerly used in the UK for immunity to TB is named for him.


Rehabilitating the Tuberculous - F. R. G. Heaf and John Bowes McDougall (1945)

Recent advances in respiratory tuberculosis - F. R. G. Heaf (1968) ISBN 0-7000-1330-X