Professor Sidney Watkins MD, FRCS
The son of a Liverpool garage owner, Sid Watkins graduated from Liverpool University in 1952 and then spent four years in the Royal Army Medical Corps - with which he served in West Africa. On his return to civilian life he specialized in neurosurgery in Oxford, and later in London. During this time he was often to be found spending his free weekends acting as race track doctor. When he was appointed professor of neurosurgery at the State University of Syracuse, New York, he continued his sporting role at Watkins Glen, NY.