Archibald Hunter Darling

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:554

Former general practitioner Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, and Edinburgh (b 1922; q Edinburgh 1951), died from bronchopneumonia on 2 November 2005.

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Hunter's medical studies were interrupted by the war. Twice mentioned in dispatches, he was nearly fatally wounded at the battle of Kohima in 1944. Hunter joined two school-fellows in general practice in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, in 1952 and then joined his sister and brother in law in the first purpose built health centre in Scotland at Sighthill, Edinburgh, in 1964. His career ended abruptly in 1979 with a catastrophic stroke resulting from shrapnel remaining in his neck. Hunter was a founder member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret, he leaves two children and three grandchildren.

[Janie Darling]


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