Dr H Matthew
Henry Matthew was physician in charge of the (then named) Regional Poisoning Treatment Centre from 1964 and Director of the (then named) Scottish Poisons Information Bureau from 1965 until his retirement in 1974. He quickly established himself as an authority in clinical toxicology, mainly from an unrivalled experience of treating poisoned patients, day-in and day-out, but also by publishing original research, letters and books.
Professor LF Prescott
MD FRCPE FRCP FFPM FRSE
Laurie Prescott was appointed senior lecturer in clinical pharmacology in 1969 and physician to the (then named) Regional Poisoning Treatment Centre. He retired as Professor of Clinical Pharmacology in the mid-1990s. Laurie introduced the first effective antidote for paracetamol poisoning and investigated others before being first to develop the intravenous acetylcysteine regimen. He also evaluated the roles of fluid load and urine alkalinisation in salicylate, diflunisal and 2,4-D poisoning.
Dr AT Proudfoot
BSc FRCPE FRCP FEAPCCT
Alex Proudfoot was physician with responsibility for the (then named) Regional Poisoning Treatment Centre and Director of the (then named) Scottish Poisons Information Bureau from 1974 until his retirement in 1998. Alex published on (amongst others) aspirin poisoning, forced diuresis and quinine and paraquat poisoning. He also created the TOXBASE computer database and developed its delivery directly to clinical areas using Viewdata technology.
Mrs AM Good MBE
BSc Dip Med Tox MSc FEAPCCT
Alison Good was Information Services Manager for NPIS Edinburgh from 1985 until her retiral in 2010. Alison was awarded an MBE for her services to clinical toxicology in 2011. She was General Secretary of the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists from 2006-2010 and a Board member and Abstract Editor from 2010-2014.
Professor DN Bateman
BSc MD FRCP FRCPE FBPharmacolS FBTS FAACT
Nick Bateman was Director of NPIS Edinburgh from 1998 to his retirement in 2012. Nick’s first task as Director was to move TOXBASE to an internet platform. Nick’s research interests included acute poisoning, in particular paracetamol and opioid overdose, toxicoepidemiology and poisons information systems. To date he has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, and 30 book chapters. He is an editor of the recently published Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology.