Isobel Patricia Morton

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 31 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g305
  1. Roger Simmons

Isobel Patricia Morton (“Pat”) wanted to study medicine from an early age, and excelled as an undergraduate. After house appointments, she enjoyed general medicine in Perth Royal Infirmary, where her ability and incisive clinical skills were quickly appreciated. After a GP attachment, she worked in accident and emergency medicine at Dundee Royal Infirmary, and in the Dundee Family Planning Service. Devoted to her family, she enjoyed socialising with friends, debating ideas, reading, and sailing. After retiring in 2008 she took up creative writing. Her later years were marred by distressing physical and mental illness, but she remained close to her three children, who survive her, as do her six grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g305


  • Clinical assistant in accident and emergency medicine and family planning (b 31 May 1944; q Glasgow 1967; DRCOG), died from carcinomatosis on 18 October 2013.

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