Harry Kaye Rose

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 27 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6316
  1. Melanie Rose, Brian Humblestone, Tony Mansi

Harry Kaye Rose was born in Glasgow, one of four children born to Rebecca and Louis Rosenheim. His father was a successful tailor in Glasgow, and had been educated at the same school as Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy fame. The young Harry had a passion for studying and gained many awards—he excelled at studying Hebrew and was destined to become a rabbi, but instead decided to study medicine and gained a place at Glasgow University.

He was an outstanding student who gained many awards and prizes during his time at university, including two gold medals. However, he always felt hard done by as, because there was a metal shortage during the war, he had to have both medals struck as one.

Harry did his national service as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, mostly …

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