Keith Maxwell Morris

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:934

Former senior physician Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride (b 1910; q Edinburgh 1934), died from a heart attack on 12 March 2003.

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He worked at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, before becoming a general practitioner in Shrewsbury for two years. In 1939 he enlisted as a medical officer in the army, attaining the rank of major and serving until 1945. He returned to civilian clinical medical practice at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, before coming to the new town of East Kilbride in 1947 as senior physician at Hairmyres Hospital. Dr Morris encouraged the use of generic prescribing long before it was commonplace. After retiring, he joined a general practice in East Kilbride. Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, he leaves a daughter and two granddaughters.

[Henry P Doig]


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