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Biographical entry Lothian, Keith Remington (1919 - 2011)

MB ChB NZ 1943; FRCS 1948.

Dunedin, New Zealand
13 November 2011
General surgeon


Keith Lothian was a general surgeon in Birkenhead. He was born in 1919 in Dunedin, New Zealand, and raised in the city. He studied medicine at Otago University, qualifying in 1943. He then joined the New Zealand Medical Corps, becoming a captain.

In 1947 he worked his passage to the UK as a ship's surgeon.

He was a senior surgical registrar at Walton, David Lewis Northern and the Royal South hospitals in Liverpool. He then joined St Catherine's Hospital, Birkenhead, as a consultant, and in 1982 moved to Arrowe Park Hospital.

He retired in 1984, and became an accomplished wood turner and cabinet maker.

He died on 13 November 2011 in Lincoln, in his 92nd year. He was survived by his two daughters, Patricia and Elizabeth, and five grandchildren. His wife of over 50 years, Kathleen, predeceased him in 2008.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2012 344 569].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England