Anthony John MembreyBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39379.539572.BE (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:943
- Helen Membrey
Tony was born in 1932 just outside Johannesburg in South Africa. After his father's untimely death in 1944 he travelled back to England, and during the voyage peace was announced.
Tony went to Westminster School in 1945, where he excelled, gaining a junior science scholarship to study medicine at Guy's Hospital Medical School in 1950, qualifying in 1955. Between 1956 and 1958, Tony did his national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a medical officer to the First Malta Artillery Regiment.
In 1959 Tony moved to Tunbridge Wells with his new wife, Priscilla Atkinson. He took up general practice with enthusiasm and joined a local general practitioner working out of his two front rooms at Kingswood Birches. In the 1960s, long before it became an accepted idea, he designed and had constructed with his partners the first purpose built general practice premises in Tunbridge Wells. This provided accommodation not only for doctors but for nurses, health visitors, and midwives too. This …