Abraham ShannonBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2038 (Published 19 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2038
- Michael Weingarten
Abraham Shannon (“Abe”) was an avid reader of BMJ obituaries to his dying day and chuckled at the thought of his own. His optimistic and cheerful personality made him a most beloved general practitioner, first in Wallasey, Cheshire, then in Leytonstone, London, and finally, for 15 years after retiring from the NHS, in Petah Tikva, Israel.
He was a son of immigrant parents in Liverpool, and his father died when Abe was 18, but a …