Obituaries

Alistair Kenneth Ross

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1446 (Published 13 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1446
  1. Peter Croft, Douglas Garvie, Michael Fisher

Alistair Kenneth Ross, the first senior lecturer and head of the primary care department at Keele University, has died at the age of 87 years. Ross was born in Glasgow and trained in medicine at the University there. His national service was spent in north Africa, a time he reckoned important for starting his lifelong love of bridge playing. Alistair then gained experience of general practice in Glasgow and London before arriving, with his wife Margaret, in north Staffordshire, where in 1964 he joined the Palmerston Street Surgery in Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, remaining until he retired in 1987. Together with his partners, Drs Garvie, Tucker, and Fisher (authors of this obituary), he built a general practice that made a substantial contribution to primary care research and education in …

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