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"Thus it was very appropriate that the first successful trials of inhaled steroids (Becotide) took place in Derby from 1970. This new treatment was hailed as the most important development in the treatment of allergic asthma since the synthesis of cortisone in 1949."

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"With up to date drug treatment, all these 'condemned' patients were cured."

Dr Morrow Brown was born in Auchterarder, near Gleneagles, in Scotland, in February 1917 and, at first, had an inclination towards an engineering career.

"About a 100 of these presented a great challenge. They had all been discharged from Walton Hospital, Chesterfield, with the statement in their notes: 'Chronic, infectious TB unsuitable for any further treatment.'

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But it was just one aspect of Dr Morrow Brown's lengthy and illustrious career which saw him join the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Second World War, inherit a rundown clinic when he first came to Derby in 1953 and Nike Vapormax Flyknit Black

Dr Morrow Brown joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and served in India until 1946.

"He never followed others, he always did his own thing and he would not be pushed around. He had enormous strength and was incredibly determined."

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He once told the Derby Telegraph: "I vividly recall my first sight of the county chest clinic in the car park of the former county offices in St Mary's Gate. It was dark, damp with minimal equipment and crowded with patients.

Three years later, he refused to accept a Medical Research Council trial which decided steroid tablets were not helpful in the treatment of chronic asthma.

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"But he was always a lateral thinker if there were two ways of looking at something, he'd find a third.

receive an honorary degree from the University of Derby.

He told the Derby Telegraph: "By 1970, many patients had become dependent on steroids, with all the well known side effects.

"The results of my trial, the very first to show only the wheezy patients with eosinophil cells in their sputum were helped by steroids, was published in the Lancet in 1958 but attracted no attention from the council or anyone else."

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In 1968, Dr Morrow Brown founded the Midlands Asthma and Allergy Research Association.

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´╗┐Brown who was at the forefront of asthma research

Daughter Caroline Morrow Brown said: "My father was a very well known figure and he always carried on working and keeping in touch with the research community and patients. He was battling hard all his life and his illness was just one battle he didn't win.

World renowned Derby doctor Harry Morrow Brown who helped millions of asthma and allergy sufferers through his pioneering research has died at the age of 96. Caroline Jones reports.

restarted his career at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

During the next 10 years, an allergy clinic and research laboratory were developed in Derby's Green Lane to study allergies.

Friend and colleague Dr Mike Greenwood, formerly head of science at the University of Derby where Dr Morrow Brown worked with him on Nike Air Vapormax X Tn

When Dr Morrow Brown retired from the NHS in 1982, he said he had no desire to "hang up my stethoscope" and continued his research.

He told the Derby Telegraph: "Using my old student's microscope, I devised a test which enabled me to distinguish in minutes between allergic asthma with eosinophil cells which respond to steroids and chronic bronchitis, which does not.

He Nike Vapormax Red Grey had been asked to reflect on his career, so his article looked at how his research in Derby prevented steroid inhalers for asthma and hay fever from being thrown away as useless.

The 63 year old, of Rolleston on Dove, said: "He was always on the ball I'll be thankful to have half his mental attributes by the time I'm 80."

But he came to the county in 1953 when he was appointed consultant chest physician for South Derbyshire.

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He added: "I felt proud to be an ambassador for this British innovation, which has helped millions of asthmatics all over the world."

his research said the doctor was still speaking at national and international conferences in the months before his death.

"I HAVE never stopped helping and advising allergic patients because I enjoy solving their problems. It is very satisfying I never tire of it."

It was here where Dr Morrow Brown developed his interest in asthma and the allergic causes of it.

But the potential for war helped him to decide to study medicine and he qualified in the subject at Edinburgh University in 1939.

The 96 year old died following a short illness but his family and friends said he continued his research until a few weeks before his death.

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