Patrick George Campbell Manson

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 27 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4038
  1. C Elliott,
  2. C H Oliver

The entire community of Hawick was deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Patrick George Campbell Manson. Pat was a most dedicated, conscientious, thoughtful, and caring general practitioner. The wellbeing and care of his patients was the cornerstone of his professional life, and he gave his time unstintingly, often to his own personal detriment. We know that he felt very privileged indeed to have shared in the highs and lows of the lives of his many patients.

Pat was the eldest of three brothers and spent his early years in Alford, Aberdeenshire, where his father was a GP and local Scoutmaster. He became an active member of the Scout movement, where he developed his love for nature and the outdoors. He was educated at Inverurie Academy before attending Aberdeen University. He did his …

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