Lilian Mary Pickford arrow_drop_down

1902 – 2002

She was present at the first RA meeting in 1950, but there is no evidence of her continuing involvement with RA, she never presented a paper at an RA meeting.

She was a neuroendocrinologist. She studied at University College Hospital London, and qualified in medicine in 1933. She had a Beit fellowship to study with Verney in Cambridge, and then in 1939 moved as lecturer to  Edinburgh where she became Professor Physiology in 1966 and was elected FRS in the same year.

She showed that ADH was released by acetylcholine, and studied the role of oxytocin. In addition to over 60 full papers and 13 book chapters, she  published a popular book The Central Role of Hormones (1969).

She died on her hundredth birthday.