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Biographical entry Scott, Walter McCausland (1912 - 1964)

MRCS 19 October 1939; FRCS 11 December 1947; MA MB BCh Cambridge 1941; LRCP 1939.

15 October 1912
3 May 1964
Urological surgeon


Born in Dublin on 15 October 1912, son of a well-known naval architect, he was educated at St Peter's School, York, Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Mary's Hospital, London.

He was senior surgical registrar at St Paul's Hospital for Genito-urinary Diseases, supernumerary surgical registrar and house surgeon at St Mary's, and senior surgical registrar at the Royal Free. During the second world war he served in the Royal Navy and was in HMS Cossack when she was sunk. He was also PMO at hospitals in Alexandria and Cairo, and retired with the rank of Surgeon-Commander.

Scott went to Doncaster in 1953 as consultant to the Royal Infirmary and the Montagu Hospital, Mexborough. He was secretary of the group medical committee and was widely respected. He was a member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and the International Society of Urology.

"Scottie" as he was known to his friends had a keen sense of humour and quiet charm. He served many good causes at Doncaster and was an active member of the Parish Church. He was an excellent horseman and acting field-master of Badsworth Hunt.

Scott lived at 94 Thorne Road, Doncaster, but died suddenly on 3 May 1964 aged 51 while on a cruise at sea after a severe illness. During the cruise he had successfully performed an emergency abdominal operation on a fellow passenger; he was buried at sea. He married in 1934 Aileen Despard Kilpatrick, who survived him with their two daughters, one of whom was in medical practice.


Giant haemangioma of rectum, with N E Brand. Brit J Surg 1957, 45, 294.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1964, 1, 1646].

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