Leslie BallonBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7328.53a (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:53
Former general practitioner Huddersfield (b 29 November 1914; q Manchester 1938; MRCGP), died on 28 September after major heart surgery.
He practised as a singlehanded general practitioner in Huddersfield for more than 33 years, retiring in 1975, when he became a salaried partner in a group practice in Congleton, Cheshire. In 1981 he joined his son's partnership in Manchester, and worked there until 1991 when, under government legislation, he was forced to retire on account of age. For 10 years until he left Huddersfield, he was medical officer to Huddersfield Town football club. In January 1989, he had a severe myocardial infarction on his first day on holiday in the Middle East, but within three months he was back at work. Predeceased by his wife, Florence, he leaves two children and four grandchildren.