Death: Colin Caro Obituary, what happened? Professor Caro was born in the South African city of Durban in 1925. In 1961, the University of Witwatersrand gave him a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) for a thesis titled “Pulmonary Function in Patients with Kyphoscoliosis,” in which he established that lung elastic recoil greatly influences airway resistance.
According to imperial.ac.uk, Colin settled in London in 1960 after being appointed as a Lecturer at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School after working in several institutions in South Africa, New York, Pennsylvania, and the United Kingdom.
Professor Caro’s study was groundbreaking and interdisciplinary in nature. He worked on respiratory mechanics, atherosclerosis and arterial wall shear, non-planar vascular geometry, and flow, among other things. He also worked on new ways to scan blood flow, which led to the creation of a small helical stent by a spinoff business called Veryan Medical.