Peter John WebbBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39533.712002.BE (Published 17 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:897
- Mark Webb
As an undergraduate at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and later at St Mary’s Hospital, Peter John Webb was a keen sportsman, excelling in rowing. He completed his postgraduate medical training at the Central Middlesex Hospital before entering general practice. Peter joined the Malthouse surgery as a partner in 1974 and stayed until he retired because of ill health in 1990. He particularly enjoyed community obstetrics and rural branch surgeries. He became interested in complementary medicine, especially homoeopathy, and worked as a clinical assistant at the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital. As the symptoms of multiple sclerosis progressed, his calm determination bolstered by his faith meant that he never gave up. Local charities greatly appreciated and benefited from his wisdom and support. It was a considerable achievement when in the later stages of his illness he published two books about homoeopathy and learnt to paint.
He leaves his wife Frances; three children (one is a general practitioner); and two grandchildren.