Robert D RomanisBMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7510.239-e (Published 21 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:239
Former general practitioner Kensington (b 1925; q St Thomas' Hospital, London, 1952; MA), d 1 April 2004.
Robert was an unusual but successful general practitioner. He studied history at Cambridge and left to join the army in 1943, serving in Europe in the Welsh Guards. Demobbed in 1945, he completed his degree and started further study in music. But times being hard, he took parental advice and qualified at St Thomas' in 1952. After residencies he settled in Kensington for the next 30 years, developing a special interest in mothers and children. He also established a wide range of outside interests, including writing two published novels and medical works, one on depression. In the 1960s he joined the Institute of Directors' medical screening unit. He leaves a wife, Elizabeth.
[H Beric Wright]
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