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IN a further tribute to Peter Stockdale Dawson (VR, April 27, 2013, vol 172, p 454), Peter Jackson writes: Peter Dawson joined the second year of the veterinary course at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1956. His friendly manner and amusing stories from his native Northern Ireland meant he quickly became integrated into the class. At that time, most of us planned to go into general practice and we were rather surprised when Peter said he would be going into research. His future career proved that this was a good decision and he was part of a number of important discoveries involving disease in farm animals, including poultry.
After qualifying in 1960, Peter had a very a brief spell in practice before joining the staff of the …