Peter Ambrose Gardiner

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1160

Ophthalmologist who developed a vision test for children and who wrote frankly about his lifestyle

Peter Gardiner once wrote that his lifestyle so disgusted the medical establishment and increased managers' costs that he was on a hit list. In a frank and unrepentant anecdotal report published in the BMJ just after his 81st birthday he encouraged “all those who are worried by their lifestyle not to despair” (BMJ 1994;309:1709-10). “My diet has always included generous amounts of meat, …

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