Struan Robertson

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:541
  1. Peter Davies

    Struan Robertson died on 14 December 2006 at the age of 98. He was born in Inverness in 1908, the youngest of six children. From humble beginnings he worked his way to Edinburgh University, where he graduated in 1932. After various jobs as a locum general practitioner in the Scottish highlands he got the opportunity to become a ship's doctor and he sailed from Liverpool. In the war he worked as a hospital casualty officer in Dartford. He moved into ophthalmology as an assistant at the Royal Halifax Infirmary. He was promoted to consultant and worked there until he retired in 1973.

    His main leisure interest was salmon fishing pursued on the River Ness with his brothers. He regularly brought whole salmon back for friends and family. He never married.

    He will be remembered for his kind and welcoming personality, both to his family and to his patients. On a personal note my family and I will always be grateful to him for the welcome and practical help he gave to my father (Dr S B Davies) when he arrived as a consultant in Halifax in 1967.


    • Former consultant ophthalmologist (b 1908; q Edinburgh 1932; DOMS), d 14 December 2006.

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