Robert Lidstone Lindon

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1264

Public health doctor west London 1953-94 (b 1924; q St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1948; DPH, DCH, FFCM, FFPHM), d 13 February 2004.

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Robert Lindon's public health career spanned the best years of the NHS, for which he fought all his life. As senior medical officer of Hounslow (1954-64), medical officer of health of the newly formed London Borough of Hounslow (1964-73), and area medical officer to Ealing, Hammersmith, and Hounslow (1973-83) he was able to build up local services. He produced in Hounslow one of the first custom built health centres in the country. One of his most notable achievements was the creation of a new philosophy towards people with physical disabilities, for which he was known internationally. He leaves his second wife, Pat; two children by his first marriage; and two grandchildren.

[Pat Lindon]


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