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Professor Neil Pride
  1. Peter J Barnes1,
  2. Mike Hughes2
  1. 1Airway Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Peter J Barnes, Airway Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY, UK; p.j.barnes{at}

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Professor Neil Blair Pride MD, FRCP, FERS: born Croydon 29 July 1931, died Ealing 12 November 2016.

Neil Pride, Emeritus Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College London, died on 12 November 2016, aged 85 years. He was a world-renowned respiratory physician and physiologist who made enormous contributions to our understanding of common lung diseases. He was an active member of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and served as President from 1992 to 1993.

Neil was born in Croydon to a general practitioner father and educated at Bryanston School, Dorset. He studied preclinical medicine at Christ's College, Cambridge University, and went on to do clinical studies at St Mary's Medical School in London, qualifying as a doctor in 1956. After clinical training posts in London and Cambridge, in 1962 he went to work with Sol Permutt in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. It was here that he developed his physiological research, …

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