Obituaries

Ernest John Wallace Gumpert

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2678 (Published 27 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2678
  1. Robert Gumpert

John Gumpert (“Wally”) was a highly respected and much loved neurologist and neurophysiologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital until retirement in 1995.

He was born in Sheffield into a medical family. Both parents, his brother, and his uncle were doctors. He trained at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and Guy’s Hospital, London.

After pre-registration posts at Guy’s, he worked for Lord Brock, which was more than fitting because a decade earlier, in 1951, …

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