Sir Edward Johnson Wayne

Biography of Sir Edward Johnson Wayne

Sir Edward Johnson Wayne
Sir Edward Johnson Wayne

Sir Edward Johnson Wayne (1902-1990) was Regius Professor of Practice of Medicine at the University, 1953 to 1967.

Born in Leeds, Wayne studied at the University of Leeds, graduating with a First in Chemistry, and at the University of Manchester, obtaining a PhD in 1925 for his work on the intermediary metabolism of the fatty acids. He returned to Leeds to study Medicine, graduating MB, ChB in 1929.

Wayne worked at University College Hospital, London, and in 1934 was appointed Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Sheffield, establishing a reputation as a clinical scientist and as a talented director of research. As Regius Professor at Glasgow he was able to use the facilities available in the Gardiner Institute at the Western Infirmary to pursue research into to thyroid disease, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and blood disorders.

Among many positions, Wayne was Chairman of the Clinical Research Board of the Medical Research Council, 1960 to 1964 and Honorary Physician to the Queen in Scotland, from 1954 to 1967. His work on the BMA's Committee on Alcohol and Road Accidents led to the introduction of the blood alcohol limit of 80 mg per 100 ml of blood in the Road Safety Act, 1967. He was knighted in 1964.


Sir Edward Johnson Wayne

Born 3 June 1902, Leeds, England.
Died 19 August 1990.
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Occupation categories: physicians
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