Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Uni Marks World-Leading Neurologist's Death at 93

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Uni Marks World-Leading Neurologist's Death at 93

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TRIBUTES have been paid to one of the world's leading neurologists who died after a short illness aged 93.

John Nicholas Walton was an internationally-acclaimed expert in muscular dystrophy.

He was a former Dean of Medicine at Newcastle University and became Lord Walton of Detchant in 1989.

His illustrious research and career were recognised in 2014 with the creation of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at the university.

Paying tribute, Newcastle University vice-chancellor Professor Chris Brink said: "We mourn the death of Lord Walton.

"We celebrate his life and achievements as an alumnus, professor and Dean, a mentor of many, an example to all, and a lifelong friend and supporter of the university.

"John amazed and impressed us with his clear thinking, eloquence, wit, wisdom, knowledge and experience.

"He will be sadly missed, but long remembered, with gratitude, affection and admiration."

Born in Rowlands Gill in 1922, Lord Walton was the son of two school teachers and the grandson of a miner. …

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