Patrick Alan AdamBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7398.1091 (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1091
Shortly after qualifying Pat joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and served as a medical officer on the Russian convoys bound for Murmansk. After the second world war he trained in psychiatry, working for a time at St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton. In 1954 he started in general practice in Plymstock, where he stayed until retirement in 1983. Humorous and urbane he would host, with his wife, Isobel, the most magnificent dinner parties. Pat was a prizewinning gardener and an accomplished sailor, skier, and golfer. He leaves Isobel, three children, and seven grandchildren.
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