Lives of the fellows

Neville Jack Roussak

b.2 February 1922 d.1 March 2012
BSc Manchester(1942) MB ChB(1945) MRCP(1948) FRCP(1975)

Neville Jack Roussak was a consultant physician at Withington Hospital, Manchester. Born in Manchester, his father was Joseph Roussak, a commercial printer. Educated at Manchester Central High School, he studied medicine at Manchester University and Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI).

After qualifying in 1945 he did house jobs at the MRI, moving to the Manchester Jewish Hospital in 1946 and then returning to the MRI two years later as house physician and then registrar. In 1951 he became senior medical registrar at Crumpsall Hospital and then, in 1954, was appointed consultant physician at the Withington and Wythenshawe hospitals and lecturer in medicine to dental students. Later he left the Wythenshawe but continued at the Withington (now the University Hospital of South Manchester) and as a part-time lecturer in medicine.

He published scientific papers on topics such as severe anaemia due to hernia, myocardial infarction due to serum sickness and water-losing nephritis.

Outside medicine he enjoyed listening to music, reading and driving around Europe.

In 1958 he married Muriel Leila née Harris whose father, Joshua Harris, and brother were both GPs. They had two sons. When he died Muriel survived him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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