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Katharine Neil Maxwell (née Brittain)

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 21 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:239

Former consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist Wakefield (b Glasgow 1917; q Glasgow 1945), died from ischaemic heart disease on 23 May 2005.

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After house jobs in Glasgow Katharine worked in the blood transfusion service before entering a career in child and adolescent psychiatry in Yorkshire. She had an extensive number of interests outside medicine, including flying and sailing, and she took a diploma in aviation medicine at the age of 59 years. Although born in Glasgow, her family roots were in Argyllshire, and throughout her life she maintained contact with Ardrishaig on the west coast of Scotland. Her husband, Roy, predeceased her.

[Ian W Campbell]


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