John Murray Miller Young

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 01 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4196
  1. David Young

After hospital jobs in Glasgow, Perth and Inverness, John Murray Miller Young did national service with the army in Trieste. Then, after a year as a trainee general practitioner in York, John became a partner in general practice in Warrington, Cheshire, until he retired in 1990.

A dedicated GP, he became a lifelong learner with an early interest in the psychosocial aspects of the job. These generic qualities helped fuel extra interests in occupational health and school medicine. Along with most practitioners, he helped manage momentous change over his three decades in practice. John also served on the Warrington district management team for some years, advising on local health resource allocation to hospital departments and community health services. He was highly attuned to the pressures and challenges faced by our current GP commissioners.

John unwound with family, friends, golf, music, and gardening. His tomatoes were legendary. He leaves his wife, Anne; four children; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4196


  • Former general practitioner Warrington (b 1930; q University of Glasgow 1952; ), died from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on 14 September 2013

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