Peter Harry HolmesBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39392.521782.BE (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1051
- Richard I Holmes
Peter was the only child of Arthur, a weaving shed manager, and Annie, a canteen worker. He attended Morley Grammar School, where he was interested in botany but was advised to study medicine and won a scholarship to Leeds Medical School, qualifying in 1957.
Through his love of the natural world he met his first wife Shirley, a schoolteacher, at the Batley Naturalist Society. They had five children.
After house jobs at the Leeds Women's Hospital and Halifax General Hospital he entered general practice with Dr …