Lives of the fellows

Dermot Patrick Mullan

b.21 January 1932 d.28 July 2009
BChir Cantab(1956) MB(1957) MRCP(1960) FRCP(1977)

Dermot Patrick Mullan was a consultant physician in Salisbury. He was born in Shillong, Assam, India, where his father Charles Seymour Mullan worked for the Indian Civil Service. Educated at Downside School, he studied medicine at Peterhouse College, Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital.

Qualifying in 1956, he did house jobs at the Middlesex before doing his National Service in the RAMC as a junior medical specialist with the rank of captain. From 1957 to 1960 he was stationed at Queen Alexandra’s Military Hospital in London and Tidworth Military Hospital in Wiltshire.

On demobilisation, he joined the staff of the Royal Hospital, Sheffield, as senior medical registrar and medical registrar to the professorial medical unit. Moving to Salisbury, he was appointed a consultant physician to the Salisbury Hospital group and an honorary clinical teacher at Southampton University.

He published various papers on liver disorders, myocarditis and pericarditis, and a book, Studies in clinical enzymology (London, Heinemann Medical, 1968).

Sailing was a favourite activity, and he had twice won the Clemenson cup while at the Middlesex. He also enjoyed gardening.

In 1957, he married Antonia Hamilton née Wolstencroft. She was the daughter of John, who had been a consultant physician at the West Herts Hospital. They had two sons and two daughters. His wife predeceased him and he was survived by his family. His son, Hugh, informed the RCP of his death.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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