Ken Owen

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5944
  1. Tim Owen

Ken Owen qualified during the second world war and during his surgical house job dealt with trauma cases returning from the Normandy landings. He then worked for four years as a medical officer with the Sudanese medical service at Gezeira. He returned to London to start surgical training, during which time he spent a year in Boston on a Fulbright scholarship doing research at Harvard on renal damage after trauma. A year spent at St Peter’s Hospital in London further developed his interest in urology and nephrology.

He was appointed consultant general surgeon at the Royal Northern Hospital and became their urologist. Shortly afterwards he obtained …

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