Lives of the fellows

Kenneth Burgoyne Gibson

b.7 May 1914 d.2 May 1982
MBE(1945) MB ChB Liverp(1938) MRCP(1947) MD(1948) FRCP(1975)

Kenneth Gibson was born in Liverpool, the son of Samuel Henry Gibson, an insurance official. He was educated at the Liverpool Institute and the University of Liverpool, graduating in 1938. After a short period, first as house surgeon at the David Lewis Northern Hospital, and then as assistant resident medical officer at the Walton Hospital, Liverpool, and the Cleaver Sanatorium, Cheshire, he joined the RAMC in 1940. He served both in the field of battle and in administration and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel as ADMS Land Forces, Greece.

On demobilization he was appointed senior physician to the hospital at Childwall, Liverpool, and in 1949 became consultant physician superintendent to the Newsham General Hospital, Liverpool. In 1955 he left his home territory to take up an appointment as consultant geriatrician at St Albans City Hospital, Hertfordshire, and he also served the Abbots Langley Hospital. He published a paper on ‘Work of a geriatric unit - a survey of 13,500 patients’ in the Lancet, 1955, 1, 960.

Kenneth married Jean Brough Brocklehurst in 1947 and they had two daughters. His wife died in 1972. His hobbies included music, reading, travel, and the French language.

Sir Gordon Wolstenholme
Valérie Luniewska

(Volume VII, page 210)

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