Pediatric Nephrology (2018) 33:1273–1274 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00467-018-3956-9 OBITUARY 1 1 1 Heather Maxwell & David A. Hughes & T James Beattie Received: 29 March 2018 / Accepted: 29 March 2018 IPNA 2018 promotion of the use of kidney biopsy. He was greatly influenced by the pioneering work of Henry Barnet in New York and undertook research into vasopressin, which led to a PhD. He won research prizes which allowed him to travel widely in Europe and beyond following which foreign doctors began to visit Glasgow to train in paediatric nephrology. He was also interested in rickets which was a particular problem, especially in the immigrant population in Glasgow and he managed to virtually eliminate this very preventable disease. However a decade later it reappeared in Pakistani adolescents. He helped solve this problem with an educational cartoon dubbed in Hindi and Urdu which was played between Gavin Cranston Arneil: Born March 7, 1923; Died January the main feature films in the Cosmo cinema: rickets disap- 21, 2018 peared. He pioneered BCG vaccination for children in Professor Gavin Arneil, who has died aged 94, was a pio- Glasgow seeing pre-school tuberculous become a disease of neer in the field of paediatric nephrology. He
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