Patricia Morley

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 03 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:987

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Consultant radiologist Glasgow (b Bearsden 1929; q Westminster Hospital, London, 1953; DMRD, FRCR, FRCP Glas), d 2 February 2003.

Pat Morley made an immense contribution to radiology, especially to ultrasound. After qualifying, she joined the Royal Navy, becoming one of the first female doctors to be a surgeon lieutenant RN. In 1963 she moved to Glasgow, joining the radiology department at the Western Infirmary. Pat quickly became immersed in medical ultrasound, achieving remarkable results in this new field. To many the interpretation of these early scans required much constructive imagination and was often open to ridicule. Pat's many joint publications soon gained recognition and the sceptics were won round. Pat had varied interests, including gardening and flying—she once had a pilot's licence. Alzheimer's disease marred her last few years. She leaves a husband, Neil, and four children.

[J K “Jake Davidson John E E Fleming]


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