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18 June 2019

Robert Duncan

3 September 2018

29 May 1937 - 19 August 2018

Robert Duncan, who has died aged 81, was a major figure in medical publishing in the latter part of the 20th century.

Robert joined Longman in 1961, and after postings to Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia, returned to the UK in 1972 to become managing director of the company's medical division - Churchill Livingstone - based in Edinburgh.

In this role, and latterly as an executive director of the Longman Group, he oversaw a transformation of the health book and journals business to become an international force, greatly expanding the publishing, developing a successful base in the USA, and building a network of pharmaceutical communications companies.

The funeral will be private.  Any donations to The Woodland Trust.