volume 7, issue 2, P311-312 2001
DOI: 10.1017/s1357321700002270
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F.D. Patrick

Abstract: Born on 18 July 1926 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, the youngest of three brothers, Douglas McKinnon was educated at the High School of Stirling and then at the University of Glasgow. He graduated in 1946 with first class honours in mathematics and natural philosophy, winning the Joseph Black Medal (chemistry) in 1944, the Isaac Newton Medal (natural philosophy) in 1945, and the Cunninghame Medal for the best student in mathematics in 1946. He began his working career as a mathematics lecturer at his alma mater, b…

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