David Lockhart CowanBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2235 (Published 01 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2235
- A I G Kerr
David Lockhart Cowan was the son of James Cowan, a respected general practitioner in Penicuik, and his wife, Merryl. He attended school at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh before going to Glenalmond, where he completed his education. He qualified as a doctor in Edinburgh in 1965 and progressed to FRCSEd in 1969. He was appointed a consultant in ear, nose, and throat surgery in 1974 and pursued a successful career in Edinburgh, working mostly at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children but also at the City Hospital and Western General Hospital. After a long and fruitful career he retired in 2006.
His interest in otolaryngology began early in his career, and his aptitude in that subject led him to be appointed …