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Biographical entry Scott, Leslie Bertram (1917 - 1985)

MRCS 1940; FRCS ad eundem 1975; MB BS London 1940; FRCS Ed 1947; LRCP 1940.

13 March 1985
Plastic surgeon


Bertram Scott received his medical training at St Thomas's Hospital where he qualified in 1940 before serving in the Royal Air Force. It was during this period that he developed his interest in plastic surgery and the treatment of burns. After the war, in 1950, he was appointed as the first senior registrar in plastic surgery in Liverpool under R P Osborne and later succeeded him as consultant to many of the hospitals in Merseyside.

He built up an excellent burns unit and was much respected in the Royal Southern Hospital. He had a high sense of concern for his patients, not only in Merseyside, but also in Nepal where he spent much of his leave with his wife Barbara (née Davey), on medical mission work, looking after the local population. They shared a strong Christian belief which was reflected in their enthusiastic support of the Christian Medical Fellowship and the Nurses' Christian Fellowship, Dr Barnardo's and the International Nepal Fellowship. They opened their home regularly for use by these organisations and to provide hospitality and friendship to many individuals.

He died on 13 March 1985 aged 68, just a few months after his wife, and is survived by their children, Lionel, Elizabeth and Meriel.

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