Kenneth Hubert Slatter

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 05 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6984
  1. Mary Slatter

Kenneth Hubert Slatter was the first consultant neurologist to be appointed in Liverpool at Walton Hospital in 1960. He was born in Droylsden near Manchester, but his father, a bank manager, died when Kenneth was only 3 years old, and the family moved to Southport to be near his grandparents. Educated at King George V Secondary School he went on to the University of Liverpool, having decided from an early age that he wanted to be a doctor. He qualified during the second world war, and, after six months as house physician to Noble Chamberlain and Wallace Jones, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He worked in Broadgreen Hospital as senior house officer to Baker Bates and moved to Walton Hospital in 1949. He considered a career in paediatrics but was advised that ideally a paediatrician should be married. Kenneth thought this too high a price to pay. As a registrar, …

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