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Biographical entry Heritage, Kenneth William (1901 - 1963)

MRCS 8 November 1923; FRCS 9 December 1926; MB BS London 1924; MS 1930; LRCP 1923.

2 November 1901
7 February 1963
General surgeon and Urologist


Born on 2 November 1901 he was educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester and at the London Hospital, where he was awarded the Buxton Prize in anatomy and physiology in 1921. After qualification he held numerous house appointments at the London Hospital, where he became first surgical assistant and registrar to the Genito-Urinary Department, and was also surgical registrar to All Saints and the London Lock Hospital, resident medical officer to the Miller General Hospital, Greenwich, and resident surgical officer at Ancoats Hospital, Manchester.

He was appointed consultant surgeon to numerous hospitals: Princess Beatrice Hospital, St John's, Lewisham, the Children's Hospital, Plaistow, High Wycombe War Memorial Hospital, and the Blackheath and Charlton Hospitals.

Although his interests were largely in urology, he was a highly competent general surgeon. In spite of failing health he remained a dedicated, hard working man to the end of his life; kind, modest and retiring, but held in great affection and esteem by his colleagues and patients.

He died suddenly on 7 February 1963 aged 62 survived by his widow and son.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1963, 1, 548 appreciation by ALA and IS, and p 687 by JJA].

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