Saturday, September 20, 2014

Colin Richard Murray Prentice

Professor Colin Richard Murray Prentice recently died on the 1st Feb 2014.  He was born on the 13 Dec 1934, the son of Malcolm Robert Russell and Sheila Storrer Prentice.

He was educated at Marlborough College and read medicine at Cambridge University.  After Clinical training at Westminster and Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge, he took a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygeine before departing for Laos, Africa.


Colin survived thirty three days of captivity at the hands of the communist Pathet Lao geurillas in the 1960's

He later built an international reputation for his work on blood coagulation, writing a book on haemostasis and thrombosis.


After clinical training at Westminster Hospital and house appointments at Westminster and Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge, he took a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and departed for Laos. 

Source: Marlborough College Obituaries


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