VOLUME 6 • ISSUE 1

PHILIP
BOYD


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NAME

Dr. Philip Boyd
Also known as Philip Irving Boyd; Dr. Philip I. Boyd, M.R.C., L.R.C.P., M.B.B.S., M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc. (Hons)

BORN:
Philip Irving Watt-Boyd
13th December 1912
Roseau, Dominica

PROFESSION

Medical doctor

FAMILY

PARENTS:
Philip Ivor Boyd and Isla Millicent Boyd née Watt

SIBLINGS:
Algernon, Stanley, David, Peter, Chapman, Ellice (Bellot), Patricia and Cynthia (Butler)

SPOUSE:
Joan Boyd née Hemstock, 1958–84

CHILDREN:
Angela, Anthony, David and Susan

EDUCATION

Convent Preparatory School, Roseau, Dominica
Dominica Grammar School, Roseau, Dominica
1930–37 University of London, London, England
1943–44 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1955 University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
1963 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

DEGREES:
1935 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of London
1937 Doctorate of Medicine, University of London
1944 Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
1975 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of the West Indies

CAREER

193637 Resident Medical Officer, Ketterings General Hospital, Ketterings, England
193743 District Medical Officer for Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Montserrat and Nevis,
194955 Chief Medical Officer of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, Basseterre, St. Kitts
195557 Specialist Medical Officer of Public Health for the Government Service of Trinidad, Port of Spain, Trinidad
195760 Deputy Director of Medical Services, Georgetown, Guyana
196063 Principal Medical Officer, Kingstown, Jamaica
196471 Representative of the Eastern Caribbean; Assistant Chief of Zone 1; Acting Chief, Department of Evaluation, Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
197184 Chief of the Health Section of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana

MEMBERSHIPS

Royal College of Surgeons
Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians

AWARDS

1932 Fellows Silver Medal of Clinical Medicine, University of London, England
1936 Fellows Gold Medal, University of London, England
1978 National Award of Honour, Government of Dominica

NOTABLE

1930 First Dominican to win the Leeward Island Scholarship
1971 First Secretariat of the CARICOM Health Desk

DIED

8th August 1984
Christ Church, Barbados
Cancer