Melville Arnott

IntroBritish academic
Was Academic 
From

United Kingdom 

Type Education 
Gendermale
Birth 14 January 1909 
Death 17 September 1999 

(aged 90 years)

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. 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. He was awarded the Military Cross in the King’s 1940 Birthday Honours. 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.

Arnott was knighted in 1971.

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