Dr John AnnearBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1152 (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1152
- Daniel C Riordan, specialist registrar in psychiatry
- St George's Hospital, London
Dr Annear was a sage-like, enigmatic, paternalistic, “old school” eccentric whose outpatients clinics stretched into the very late evening. Patients would wait to see him for their appointments, often bringing soup or tea and bedding down until it was their turn. This was not some outback post in the Third World, this was inner city London. Although, the length of outpatients clinics and the fluidity in boundaries were frustrating at times, they were a place of great …
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