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IN tribute to Charles Routledge Coid (VR, May 9, 2015, vol 176, p 498), Paul A. Flecknell, John E. Cooper, Judy MacArthur Clark, David Morton and David Whittaker write: As well as being a highly regarded veterinary pathologist, Charles Coid was a pioneer in the field of comparative medicine and laboratory animal science.
Born at Whithorn in Galloway on April 15, 1926, the son of the town butcher, he was educated at Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart and served in the Royal Navy, where he trained as a fleet air arm navigator. He attended the Dick in Edinburgh between 1945 and 1950, and went on to gain his PhD in veterinary pathology from what was then the Agricultural Research Centre at Compton in Berkshire. During his eminent career, he gained fellowships of the RCVS, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Institute of Biology. …