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John Andrew Kennedy

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 04 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m410
  1. Ross Lorimer,
  2. Frank Dunn

John Andrew Kennedy (“JAK”), who has died at the age of 84, was a distinguished physician, innovative cardiologist, accomplished sportsman, and dedicated family man.

John was the son of John and Christina. He was born and brought up in Stirling and educated at Stirling High School. John proudly referred to himself as a “True Son of the Rock.” His father died from cardiovascular disease when John was just 15 years old, and it is likely that this was a factor in his decision to study medicine and then cardiology. He entered the University of Glasgow in 1953, graduating in 1959. During that time he was awarded the McFarlane and Burns prizes in medicine and the McEwan medal in …

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