Lives of the fellows

Leslie Hume

b.22 August 1947 d.2 December 1994
BSc Edin(1968) MB ChB(1971) MRCP(1974) MD(1977) FRCP Edin(1991) FRCP(1994)

Leslie Hume died of lung cancer shortly after his election to the Fellowship. He was born in Edinburgh and studied medicine at Edinburgh University, obtaining a BSc with honours in physiology in 1968 and graduating in 1971. After house posts in Edinburgh, as senior house officer and registrar, he obtained his membership of the College and secured a post in Sheffield as senior registrar, initially in general medicine and cardiology, and subsequently in medicine for the elderly, which became his special interest. He did a considerable amount of research in cardiology and was awarded his MD in 1977.

In 1986 he was appointed consultant physician to Dudley Health Authority, specializing in geriatric care. He worked there until his death, maintained his interest in cardiology, and made a valuable contribution to the assessment of elderly patients with cardiac problems. He also played a major part in introducing clinical audit, which he organized for several years. He was later elected a Fellow of both the Edinburgh and London Colleges.

Leslie had a quiet, unassuming personality with a pleasant dry sense of humour and was well liked by patients and colleagues. Outside medicine he was an enthusiastic golfer and was able to play until only a few months before his death. He and his wife, Sheena, lived in Wolverhampton.

W A Saunders

[Brit.med.J., 1995,311,186]

(Volume X, page 242)

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