Obituaries

Herbert Jonathan Kwaku-Mensah Mamattah

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5222 (Published 01 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5222
  1. Joseph O E Jones

From African royalty to the priesthood and medicine . . .

Herbert Jonathan Kwaku-Mensah Mamattah’s parents were the chief of the Klevi clan and the queen mother of Keta in Ghana’s Volta region. Herbert grew up in the royal family, destined to become a priest, but quit the seminary at a very advanced stage to pursue a career in medicine instead. In 1962 he qualified at University College Hospital, Ibadan, in Nigeria, where he did his house officer jobs before becoming a registrar in pathology under Professor David Goldsmith Montefiore, a pathologist and pioneering microbiologist and …

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