David Drummond HartBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2046 (Published 27 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2046
- Aileen D Woodger
David Drummond Hart (“Drummond”) was born in Redlands Nursing Home in Glasgow on 28 July 1931. He grew up in Glasgow and went to Jordanhill College School, where he played rugby for the first XV. Scouting was an important formative activity in his young life, and he drew on many of the skills and experiences gained in the scouts in his adult years as an avid outdoor enthusiast with a love of hill walking, cycling, and golf.
A brilliant student at Glasgow University, Drummond qualified as a doctor at the age of just 21, the youngest in Scotland at that time. After qualifying, he completed his national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in Aden, Cairo, and Dubai. He subsequently served for many years as a volunteer reserve with the Territorial Army, latterly as a lieutenant colonel in field hospitals on many overseas trips. However, much as he loved these many and diverse trips, they only served to increase his love for his homeland.
Drummond married …
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