Lives of the fellows

Kathleen Mary Spencer

b.31 August 1952 d.9 July 1999
MB BS Lond(1975) MRCS LRCP(1975) MRCP(1978) MD(1987) FRCP(1994)

Kathleen Mary Spencer was a consultant physician at Kingston General Hospital. She was born in Lichfield and studied medicine at Guy's Hospital, qualifying in 1975. She was a registrar at Westminster Hospital, and then held senior registrar posts at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield and at St Bartholomew's Hospital. While at Bart's she worked with Andrew Cudworth [Munk's Roll, Vol.VII, p.129], researching into the genetics and immunology of diabetes. She was subsequently appointed to her consultant post at Kingston.

She had many interests outside medicine, including flying, and obtained her pilot's licence while doing busy clinical posts. In 1998 she developed weakness in her arms and was found to have a brain tumour. She bore her illness with bravery and optimism. She remained unmarried.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J.,2000,320,254]

(Volume XI, page 537)

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