Anthony Michael Kent RickwoodBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2789 (Published 20 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2789
- David Lloyd,
- David Thomas,
- Peter Cuckow
Anthony Michael Kent Rickwood (“Tony”) had a seminal role in establishing paediatric urology as a recognised specialty in the UK and was a founder member of the British Association of Paediatric Urologists in 1990. He was an internationally recognised authority on the paediatric neuropathic bladder.
Tony was born on 23 February 1940 in London, where his father was a chemical engineer with ICI. After the war, during which Tony was briefly evacuated to Durham, his family moved to Sheffield, where he spent his childhood and attended King Edward VII School. An outstanding pupil, he won an open scholarship to University College, Oxford, qualifying in medicine in 1965. After junior posts at the Radcliffe Infirmary and a demonstratorship in human anatomy, he returned to Sheffield for his general surgical training at the Royal Hospital. The rotation introduced him to urology, renal transplantation, and paediatric surgery, and in 1974 he started his specialist training in paediatric surgery at Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital. In 1979 Tony was appointed to a newly created consultant post in spinal injuries and spina bifida at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Lodge Moor spinal injuries unit, where he established an innovative …