Brian Gerard HaggartBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7356 (Published 01 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7356
- Anthony Haggart, Linda de Cossart, Fergus O’Connor
Brian Gerard Haggart was a consultant general surgeon at Walton and Fazakerley hospitals in Liverpool. He was born the eldest of three children in Walton, Liverpool. He had two younger, twin sisters, Shirley and Pauline. They were from a modest background; their father worked for Reece’s Dairy in Liverpool. Brian was educated at St Francis De Sales Junior School and then by the Jesuits at St Francis Xavier School, which he attended from 1939 to 1946. This period included a brief evacuation to north Wales during the second world war. While he was there, the diet consisted mostly of rabbit, ensuring a lifelong aversion to this particular delicacy.
A visit to hospital to have his appendix removed as an early teenager convinced him that surgery was his vocation, and he gained a place to study medicine at Liverpool …