Neil WatsonBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5010 (Published 23 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5010
- David K C Cooper
Neil Watson was a hand surgeon who in mid-life gave up surgery and became a professional artist.
Neil had natural artistic talents that were encouraged at St Edward’s School, Oxford, where he benefited from mentorship in drawing, painting, and music. Nevertheless, he decided to study medicine at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, where both his father and grandfather had trained. At Guy’s he represented the boat club at Henley Royal Regatta, and was active in the Art and Theatre Clubs.
After being the orthopaedic house surgeon …