Geoffrey David Phillips

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:972

Former general practitioner St Austell, Cornwall (b Redruth 1926; q St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1951), d 6 May 2002.

Geoffrey left school at the age of 15 and worked briefly as a mining surveyor before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. After several hospital posts, he found his vocation in general practice. Home visits and an understanding of the social context of illness were central to his philosophy. He served the people of St Austell for more than 30 years. For many years he was police surgeon and medical adviser to St John Ambulance. Outside medicine his main interests remained rugby football, Cornwall, and his family. He leaves a wife, Ute; and two sons.

[Martin Phillips Peter Phillips]


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