Biography of Brian Bronte-Stewart
Brian Bronte-Stewart (left)
Brian Bronte-Stewart (1923-1965) was a pioneering researcher in the role of cholesterol in the causation of atheroma who was Director of the Medical Research Council Atheroma Research Unit at the Western Infirmary and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University.
Bronte-Stewart trained at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. He began to research the effects of fish oil in lowering blood cholesterol there, and then investigated the role of hypertension in accentuating cholesterol-induced atherosclerosis at St Mary's Hospital in London. He took up his post at the Medical Research Council Atheroma Research Unit in the Western Infirmary in 1962. He died just three years later at the age of 42.