Mar 242017

Site of Norman Dott's motorcycle accident.31 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ

The celebrated surgeon Norman Dott (1897–1973) was originally destined for a career as an engineer and was apprenticed to a local engineering firm. But then in 1913 fate intervened when Dott had a terrible accident while riding his motorcycle at this junction on Lothian Road. While recovering from a serious leg injury in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary he became fascinated by medicine and the treatment he received there and decided to opt for a medical career. Dott studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and went on to become a pioneering neurosurgeon.

Portrait of Norman Dott.

Portrait of Norman Dott.

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