Kenneth William Scott

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 08 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2145
  1. Andrew Dawson

Kenneth William Scott (“Ken”) received his education at Foyle College, Londonderry, and the Queen’s University, Belfast. After qualifying he spent several years in general medicine in Belfast’s City Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital. He then entered dermatology, a specialty in which he continued until retirement. Apart from one year, during which he held the post of senior registrar in St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, Ken spent his entire working life in Northern Ireland. He was appointed consultant dermatologist to the Southern Health Board, based in Craigavon in 1968. Ken was unfailingly courteous to his patients and colleagues, and his natural ability as a clinician was complemented by an impressive knowledge of the literature. Apart from medicine he read widely and built up an extensive library. Possessed of a quiet but lively sense of humour, he also had the happy facility for finding precisely the right phrase to describe any situation, however unusual. To say that Ken was interested in gardening is not quite accurate, as his interest in this subject extended into the realms of botany.

He leaves his wife, Florence; a son, Keith; and two grandsons, James and Thomas.


Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2145


  • Former consultant dermatologist Craigavon Area Hospital (b 1934; q Belfast 1958; FRCPI), d 17 January 2013.

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