Glen Harrison LowtherBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m587 (Published 14 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m587
- Marj Lowther,
- Dorothy Groghan,
- Shannon Dutson
Glen Harrison Lowther had a profound effect on the lives of the thousands of patients he cared for, and his legacy continues. Raised and educated in Glasgow, this proud Scot basked in the poetry, history, landscape, and music of his homeland. His childhood vacation spot of Tarbert, Loch Fyne, was his most cherished memory, so much so that he continued to visit Tarbert on every trip to Scotland.
After graduating from the University of Glasgow, he spent a year working in internal medicine and psychiatry at Glasgow’s teaching hospitals before going into the Royal Army Medical Corps. While at university he was president of the student union and a prize winning debater. According to family folklore, his most famous speech advised students, “If work gets in the way of the corporate life of the university, then work must go!”
He emigrated to Manitoba, Canada, in 1952 and joined the staff of what is now the Manitoba …