John Vivian Dacie
|Born||20 July 1912|
|Died||12 February 2005(aged 92)|
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society (1967)|
|Institutions||King's College Hospital|
He had house jobs at King's College Hospital, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London University, Hammersmith and a research post at Manchester Royal Infirmary. During World War II (1943–1946) he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, ending up a lieutenant colonel. After the war he was a Senior Lecturer and then in 1956 Professor at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. He founded the Leukaemia Research Fund, Great Ormond Street, London (1960). His main achievements concerned the Hemolytic anemias, a field in which he was a world leader. He discovered and named Christmas disease, more commonly referred to as haemophilia B, a deficiency of coagulation Factor IX.
He was founder of the Leukaemia Research Unit, Hammersmith Hospital (1969) and founder and editor of the British Journal of Haematology. He was elected President of the Royal College of Pathologists (1973–1975) and the Royal Society of Medicine (1977).
He had a lifelong interest in lepidoptera.
He was knighted in 1976 and retired in 1977.
He had married Margaret Thynne in 1938.
Sir Theo Crawford
| President of the Royal College of Pathologists
1972 – 1975
Sir Robert Williams