Walter Rostron Price

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 30 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:798

General practitioner Rowley Regis, and hospital practitioner Dudley (b 1941; q Birmingham 1974; FRCGP), d 18 February 2006.

Ross Price came to medicine from a background in metallurgy, his PhD thesis on high temperature oxidation contributing to the operation of Magnox nuclear reactors. He was a founder member and trainer in the teaching practice of Regis House, Sandwell, and forged close links with neighbouring hospitals in Birmingham and Dudley. In 1981 he pioneered the open access endoscopy service in Dudley and Stourbridge Hospitals. He coauthored publications on the early detection of colorectal cancer—the basis for the rapid access diagnostic service—and was a founder member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology. He leaves a wife, Frances.

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