Anthony Mark Barrington GoldingBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6869 (Published 30 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6869
- Catriona Richardson
Anthony Mark Barrington Golding (“Tony”) won two prestigious maths prizes while at Marlborough College and was drawn to a career in accountancy, but his father, a general practitioner in London, believed that his son would make an excellent doctor. Around the same time a school visit by the Bishop of Bath and Wells inspired Anthony to follow a career helping others, and this swayed him towards medicine.
After studying medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and Middlesex Hospital Medical School, Anthony chose to specialise in public health, and, following a number of appointments, he joined King’s College District as community health physician in 1974. He became district medical officer at Camberwell Health Authority (1982-6) then senior consultant in community medicine (1986-8) before becoming honorary consultant. He was also honorary senior lecturer at King’s …