Lives of the fellows

David William Boyd

b.19 June 1919 d.27 September 2009
BA Oxon(1950) MRCS LRCP(1956) BM BCh(1957) MRCP(1964) FRCP(1975)

David William Boyd was a consultant physician at North Devon Infirmary. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, his father, William Grenville Boyd, was a canon at Canterbury Cathedral. He was educated at Marlborough College and then studied medicine at Oxford University and University College Hospital in London (UCH). Qualifying in 1957, he did house jobs at UCL and then at the Central Middlesex, Brompton and Hammersmith hospitals. As a registrar he worked at the Whittington Hospital and UCH again, before moving to Manchester Royal Infirmary in a more senior post.

Following his time in Manchester, he was appointed a consultant physician at the North Devon Infirmary and a postgraduate tutor. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the British Diabetic Association.

In his spare time, he was a keen sailor. He married later in life and was survived by his widow, Mrs F J Huleatt Boyd.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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