In memoriam

With sadness, the EDF shares the news of the passing of two greats of British dermatology

Professor Malcolm Greaves (*11.11.1933 / +10.01.2021)
Professor Malcolm Greaves passed away on Sunday, the 10th of January 2021. Professor Greaves was Dean of the St John’s Institute of Dermatology from 1986-1999. Apart from globalising postgraduate education at St John’s, he made several fundamental discoveries in psoriasis immunotherapy, the pathophysiology of itch, and the autoimmune basis of chronic urticaria. After retirement from St John’s, he worked as a clinician-teacher in Southeast Asia before returning to work in the allergy clinic at St John’s until his 80s. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and by his son (Kim) and daughter (Suki).


Professor Lionel Fry (*19.03.1933 / +11.01.2021)
Professor Lionel Fry passed away on Monday, the 11th of January 2021. Professor Fry was a consultant at St Mary‘s Hospital in London. He established a skin research unit and amongst other things made major contributions to the molecular understanding of psoriasis and its management with ciclosporin. He also contributed significantly to research into dermatitis herpetiformis, including its management with a strict gluten free diet. After retirement from St Mary’s he continued in private dermatological practice until his late 80s. He leaves a widow (Minne), a son (Michael), and a daughter (Tessa).