Melville Arnott

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Sir William Melville Arnott MC TD FRCPE FRCP FRSE FRCPath (14 January 1909 – 17 September 1999) was a Scottish academic. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1931 and was appointed William Withering Chair in Medicine at the University of Birmingham in 1946.[1] He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Second World War, and was one of the first medical officers to enter Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the end of the war in Europe.[1] He was awarded the Military Cross in the King's 1940 Birthday Honours.[2] He played a major role in the Nuffield Foundation's Planning Committee (1957–59) that established a new medical school at the then University of Rhodesia, now the University of Zimbabwe.[1]

Arnott was knighted in 1971.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Wade, Owen (27 September 1999). "Obituary: Sir Melville Arnott". The Independent. Retrieved 28 May 2007. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 34893. p. 4262. 11 July 1940.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 45262. p. 1. 31 December 1970.

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