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Dr Ronald Ryall, Emeritus Fellow and a specialist in pharmacology and neuroscience, died on 13 December 2019.
Ron Ryall first joined the College as a Teaching Fellow specialising in Pharmacology from 1973 to 1975, returning in 1981 until his retirement in 1999, when he was elected an Emeritus Fellow in recognition of the contributions he had made. He was the author of important work on the neurological effects of pharmaceuticals. The textbook, Mechanisms of drug action on the nervous system, first published in 1979 by Cambridge University Press, with a second, revised edition in 1989, considered the effects on the central and peripheral nervous systems of a set of drugs used for such conditions as schizophrenia and depression.