Lives of the fellows

Patricia Anne Russell

b.16 April 1928 d.27 January 1997
MB BS Lond(1952) MRCP(1958) FRCP(1983)

Patricia Anne Russell was a consultant paediatrician at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. She was born in Leicester and educated at Wyggeston Girls’ Grammar School. Deciding on a career in medicine, she became one of the first women to train at St Thomas’s in London.

After house jobs at Hammersmith Hospital and King’s College Hospital, and a year spent as a resident in paediatric neurology at the Children s Medical Centre in Boston, USA, she was appointed senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health in London.

In 1969 she married Tom Crichton, also a doctor, and moved to Edinburgh. There she became a consultant at the North Lothian District Hospitals. Her special interest was in the care of the new-born.

Her hobbies included history of art, skiing, tennis and walking in the Scottish Highlands. She had a son, stepson and stepdaughter. She died after a long illness associated with Parkinson’s disease.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J., 1997,314,1204]

(Volume X, page 430)

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