Geoffrey H. Watson
Biography of Geoffrey H. Watson
Both Geoffrey H. Watson's parents were teachers. He won open scholarships to the Oldham Grammar School and, later, to Manchester University, where he obtained a BSc degree and subsequently graduated in medicine in 1944. After periods in the Royal Navy and in junior medical posts, Watson became interested in paediatrics and spent a year training in paediatrics in Toronto.
Returning to England, Watson became a lecturer in the faculty of medicine at the University of Manchester and was appointed as a consultant in paediatrics and paediatric cardiology. At the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Watson established a cardiac diagnostic service, and encouraged the development of open-heart surgery for children at the same hospital. He retired in 1987.