Obituaries

Richard Lisle Bennett

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1878 (Published 10 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1878
  1. Angela Burnett, Karol Silovsky

Richard Lisle Bennett was a passionate and skilled general practitioner, whose particular clinical interests were the welfare of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society. He was a man of amazing intellect and had done a degree in English literature before his medical degree. He loved reading and poetry, especially Wilfred Owen and other war poets, and wrote poetry himself.

His Sheffield University friends recall him as always full of fun and a truly lovely and loyal friend. He worked for 15 years as a GP, initially in Sheffield and later at Haven Health in Felixstowe from 1996 to 2006. He was extremely popular with patients and, as a trainer, inspired a generation of registrars. He was open, approachable, erudite, friendly, …

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