Ben Cohen Obituary Royal Society of Medicine

 

Ben Cohen, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, has  died  at the age of 101.  He was born into a family of poor Jewish immigrants who settled in the Glasgow Gorbals before the First World War. His father was a militant socialist and fled from Vitebsk to avoid both political and religious persecution under the Tsar. The son grew up  in the political culture of ‘red Clydeside’, attended Socialist Sunday School, and accompanied his father to many  meetings where he heard Jimmy Maxton and John Maclean  speak of social injustice, early experiences  which left a lasting impression on his political sympathies.… Read the rest

Ben Cohen – My Story No Mean City

Click here view the slide tribute to Ben Cohen and check out the interview with Ben entitled  MyStory – No Mean City: Memories of the Gorbals in the twentiesRead the rest