Roger Patrick DohertyBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1468 (Published 02 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1468
- David Elliott
Roger Patrick Docherty was born on 12 May 1932 in Coleraine, County Derry, and later went to boarding school at St George’s College in Weybridge. Many friendships which began there and in the holidays continued throughout all his years, as did those that began after joining Barts to study medicine in 1951.
On qualifying MB BS in 1956, he became the house surgeon on the professorial unit and shortly after began his national service with a short service commission in the Royal Navy. The navy then decided that it should provide full medical services for families so he accepted the opportunity to train in obstetrics and gynaecology. When his …