Hamish Nisbet MUNRO

Hamish Nisbet MUNRO

Male 1915 - 1994

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  • Name  Hamish Nisbet MUNRO  [1
    Born  3 Jul 1915  Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Oct 1994  Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hamish was buried at the Highgate Cemetery.
    Person ID  I22618  Munro
    Last Modified  24 Feb 2014 

    Father  Donald MUNRO,   b. 18 Oct 1883, Dornoch, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1948 
    Mother  Margaret NISBET,   b. 11 Oct 1884, Inverness, , Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F22588  Group Sheet

    Family  Edith LITTLE,   b. 30 Jun 1920, Aberdeen, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1987, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 
    • Hamish and Edith had 3 sons and 1 daughter, a grandson and 2 granddaughters.
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified  24 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F8057  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Hamish was a native of Glasgow, Scotland. He earned his medical degree at Glasgow University and went on to hold several academic posts there. In 1966, after publication of his pioneering four-volume series "Mammalian Protein Metabolism," he joined the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

      As a scientist, Hamish focused on protein metabolism and nutrition's role in the aging process. In 1980 he became founding director of Tufts University's Human Nutrition Research Center in Aging. He headed the Center for three years and continued to teach at Tufts until his retirement in 1991.

      He was a fellow of the Royal Society

      of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians of London. He served as president of the American Institute of Nutrition and was a member of the National Academy of Science.

      He won many prestigious awards, including the Osborne and Mendel Award, the Borden Award and the Bristol-Meyers Award for distinguished achievement in nutrition.

      He died of Parkinson's disease in Glasgow at the age of 79.

      Dr. Irwin H. Rosenberg, Hamish's successor at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Aging said: "As one of the most gifted writers, challenging teachers and incisive scientists of his time, Dr. Munro helped redefine the importance of nutrition in human metabolism."

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Munro, Ronald Geyer

  • Sources 
    1. [S893] Clan Munro e-files - Munro, Colin, Colin Munro, E-mail from Colin Munro - 18 Feb 2014 (Reliability: 3).