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
The funeral will be private. Any donations to The Woodland