Colin Mackenzie Davidson

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 17 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:897
  1. Roy May

After qualifying, Colin Davidson obtained his initial surgical training in Glasgow and then spent 18 months at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, which he found an invaluable experience. On returning to the United Kingdom, he obtained a senior registrar post in south west England. During the tenure of this post, he was seconded as a senior lecturer to the University of Khartoum in Sudan. He obtained his consultant post in 1968. He was the last of a generation of general surgeons who had experience of the broad spectrum of surgery.

He was not only a very competent surgeon but also excellent in committee, and therefore very much in demand. Colin had many interests outside medicine, which he was able to pursue after his retirement in 1990. He leaves a wife, Ena; four daughters; and nine grandchildren.


  • Former consultant surgeon Frenchay and Cossham Memorial Hospitals, Bristol (b 1928; q Glasgow 1951; FRCS Ed, ChM, FRCSGlas, FRCSEng), died after a short illness on 30 January 2008.

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