Brian PigottBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g199 (Published 17 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g199
- Simon Pigott
Brian Pigott had a long and distinguished medial career, initially at Guy’s Hospital before moving into private practice. Born the fourth child of Richard Mountford Pigott and Mary Amy Pigott, Brian knew from an early age that his career was to be in medicine. Having spent most of the war years at Mill Hill School but exiled to St Bee’s Head in Cumberland, in 1946 Brian went up to Oxford to read natural sciences at the Queen’s College.
With a good degree behind him, his wish was then to train at Guy’s Hospital. In later years Brian, a keen sportsman, would say with tongue in cheek that he chose Guy’s above all others because the hospital’s rugby club, founded in 1843, was the oldest in the world, but in fact it was his wish to learn for his career at one of the world’s great teaching hospitals that …