Jean Mary Wilson Bolt

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 29 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3681
  1. Gerald McGovern

Having worked initially as assistant county medical officer in Harrogate, Jean Mary Wilson Bolt entered psychiatry in 1960 at Stobhill General Hospital, Glasgow, and did the bulk of her training there before being appointed as a consultant at Hartwood Hospital, where, but for a spell in south Warwickshire, she remained until her retirement.

Among her various professional interests, she was active in the Scottish Huntington’s Association and wrote a number of papers about Huntingdon’s disease.

She was a blunt, kind lady and a one-off; the large attendance at her green funeral in Edinburgh testified to the affection in which she was held in by friends and colleagues.

Unlike her much married (and remarried) cousin Robert, she remained single. She is survived by her second cousin Ranjit.


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3681


  • Former consultant psychiatrist Hartwood Hospital, Lanarkshire (b 1926; q Belfast 1955; MB BCh BAO, DPH, FRCPsych), d 27 January 2009 after a stroke.

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