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BMJ. 2007 June 16; 334(7606): 1279.
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Geoffrey Laurence Scott

Geoffrey Laurence Scott studied at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He qualified, first place in his year, and commenced house jobs at Barts with Sir Ronald Bodley Scott, where he met his future wife, Jane, then a medical student. He later moved to St Thomas' Hospital, as lecturer and subsequently consultant senior lecturer, where he wrote his MD thesis on the haemolytic effect of dapsone.

He moved to Bristol in 1973 as a singlehanded consultant haematologist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Weston super Mare, a post he held until retirement in 2001. He was a member of the advisory appointments committee for many of the consultant haematologists in the south west region. During the 1990s he was involved in the development of the Avon Haematology Unit, now a regional service staffed by six haematologists. Throughout his career he had a strong interest in the haematological manifestations of systemic disease and the interface of haematology with general medicine. Always foremost a physician, he was an enthusiastic and gifted teacher of undergraduates and trainee haematologists.

His leisure interests included horse riding, gardening, theatre, and ornithology. His retirement was marred by the development of a debilitating autoimmune joint disease.

He was a good friend and mentor to his medical, laboratory, and nursing staff, many of whom remained in contact with him and reunited with patients to say goodbye at Bristol Cathedral on 12 February 2007.

Geoffrey is survived by his wife, Jane, also a former consultant at Bristol, and son Matthew, a lecturer at the University of Reading.


Former consultant haematologist Bristol and Weston super Mare (b 1936, q Cambridge/St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1961; MA, MD (Cantab), FRCP (London)), d 3 February 2007.

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