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Biographical entry Watson, Peter Sherratt (1925 - 1999)

MRCS 1949; FRCS 1957; MB BS London 1948; MRCOG 1954; FRCOG 1968.

6 May 1925
6 December 1999
Obstetrician and gynaecologist


Peter Sherratt Watson was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in the Hertfordshire area. He was born in Leicester on 6 May 1925. His father, John Robert Watson, was an accountant and his mother, Nellie Evelyn née Sherratt, a secretary. At Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester, he was captain of the school and won an entrance scholarship to St Mary's. There he won prizes in obstetrics, bacteriology and gynaecology.

On qualifying, he did junior posts at St Mary's, becoming senior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology, before going on to the Samaritan Hospital, Queen Charlotte's, St Mary's, Manchester, and St Woolos, Newport. He did his National Service in the RNVR from 1949 to 1951. He was appointed consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist to Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, and the West Herts Hospital at Hemel Hempstead.

He examined for the Universities of Cambridge and London, and for the Central Midwives Board. He was Chairman of the medical staff committee and the Hertfordshire Area Medical Advisory Committee.

He married Joanna Elizabeth Kemp, a teacher of physiotherapy, in 1952. They had a son, Rory, and a daughter, Hilary, neither of whom went into medicine. He died suddenly on 6 December 1999.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 8 December 1999, without memoir].

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