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Dr Roger Altounyan FRCP 1922-1987

                      Chest Consultant 

My first ever subject for audio biography was Dr Roger Altounyan, my own father, whom I recorded more than 25 years ago.

Roger is the reason why I love audio biography so much today. Roger was an Anglo - Syrian from Aleppo who studied medicine in Cambridge.

He was an asthma sufferer and determined to find a cure, Roger went on to discover a world famous anti - asthma drug having spent many years using himself as human guinea pig to find the right treatment.

In his childhood, Roger and his siblings became the inspiration for Arthur Ransome children's fictional Classic " Swallows & Amazons. "

Eve Arnold OBE  1912-2012

International Photojournalist 

Award winning American photojournalist who captured the plight of the street poor and dispossessed as well as the rich and famous, including : The Queen, Marilyn Monroe, Malcolm X and was one of the first to film during politically troubled times in China, Russia, South Africa and Afghanistan.