Obituaries

Peter John AndrewBasil Ivor EamesDuncan MacaulayEdmund RobinsonRobert George TroupDavid Weiner

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7251.1733 (Published 24 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1733

Peter John Andrew

Former general practitioner New Mills, Derbyshire (b Bramhall, Cheshire, 1925; q Cambridge/Manchester 1948; MBE), died from coronary artery disease on 19 February 2000 while out walking. He had intended to pursue a career in surgery, but he had to take over his father's practice in 1951. Suburban general practice was not to his taste and he moved to New Mills where he stayed until he retired. He steered major improvements in New Mills, including moving to purpose built premises. He remained enthusiastic throughout his career, enjoying minor surgical procedures and the benefits of long knowledge of patients. At university Peter was a keen oarsman and after coming to New Mills his interest turned to mountain rescue. He was involved in forming the local rescue team in 1959, and after a disaster in 1964 when three scouts died of hypothermia he helped to set up the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation. He was chairman in 1967 and subsequently chairman and president of …

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