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Kenneth Gordon Lowe

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2208
  1. Gordon Lowe,
  2. Graham Lowe,
  3. Hugh MacDougall

Professor Kenneth Lowe (“Ken”), a pioneer in nephrology and cardiology, was consultant physician in Dundee from 1952 to 1982, where he taught thousands of medical students and trainee doctors.

Born in Arbroath and educated at its High School, he achieved first place in open bursary competitions for St Andrews University and University College Dundee and was awarded a Harkness residential scholarship. He graduated MB ChB with commendation in 1941 and shared the Low gold medal with Nancy Young, and then married.

In 1942 he assisted Professor Dan Cappell in the Pathology Department to set up Dundee’s first blood transfusion service. Joining the Royal Army Medical Corps, he specialised in tropical diseases and served in the Caribbean, India, Egypt, and Panama.

Rejoining his family in London after the second world war, he resumed postgraduate training and was medical registrar at the Postgraduate Medical School, …

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