Arthur Philip Booth WaindBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7505.1452-d (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1452
Former consultant general physician Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria (b 1915; q Leeds 1938; MD, FRCP), d 4 January 2005.
After qualifying Philip enrolled in the navy as a surgeon lieutenant at the outbreak of the second world war. In 1940 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for outstanding courage and devotion to duty. He was mentioned in dispatches for two separate incidents, in one of which he was captured, spending years as a prisoner of war. Few of his longstanding colleagues knew of his wartime exploits and their deserved recognition. In 1950 he was appointed consultant physician in Barrow, retiring in 1979. He believed passionately in the NHS and was one of its early pioneers in Furness. He leaves a wife, Catherine, five children, and 14 grandchildren.
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