Roger Fenton Hunt

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 02 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5994
  1. Robin Buckland, Stephen Taylor

Roger Fenton Hunt was in the same group in the dissecting room at St Thomas’ Hospital as Cicely Saunders, later to build St Christopher’s Hospice in London. He was bright and didn’t have to work as hard as the rest of us. But, like us, he had girlfriends among the Nightingales (as the nurses were called).

Before qualifying he was interested in anaesthetics. He was giving anaesthesia under supervision before he qualified. But afterwards he worked on a surgical firm and looked after a general practitioner from Devon. This GP persuaded Roger to do a short locum in his practice, to help out. While there, a partnership became available, and he was invited to take it. By this time he was married. He was thrown into general practice …

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