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July 31, 1967


JAMA. 1967;201(5):321-322. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130050055020

George Redmayne Murray, one of the first physicians to correct the myxedematous state in humans by administration of animal thyroid, was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the son of an outstanding physician, William Murray.1 Young Murray was educated at Eton and then at Trinity College, Cambridge. He graduated with honors and rowed on the Eton crew in the Henley race in 1883. His clinical training was acquired at the University College Hospital, London, where he distinguished himself with gold medals and came under the influence of Sir Victor Horsley. The MB was awarded in 1889 and the MD in 1896, each at Cambridge. Before Murray began teaching and practice at New-castle-upon-Tyne, he spent two years visiting clinics in Paris and Berlin. Returning to Newcastle in 1891, he was appointed pathologist to the Hospital for Sick Children and lecturer in bacteriology and comparative anatomy at Durham University. In 1893, he advanced to