Norman Philip Watson

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 11 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2072
  1. Judy Shakespeare

After house jobs, Norman Philip Watson enlisted in the Royal Air Force, where he researched the hearing effects of gun noise. He met his future wife, Joan, while she was nursing at Bart’s. As a couple they began collecting antique furniture and artefacts shortly after getting married. Watson became a GP in Deddington in the early 1950s and in 1971 arranged for a new health centre to be built from scratch. In 1982 the practice bought the centre, one of the first ever purchases from the NHS. From 1980 to 1984 he was chair of Oxfordshire’s local medical committee. He continued to buy antiques and designed and built a house around his treasures. He leaves Joan, two children, and three grandchildren.

General practitioner Deddington, Oxfordshire (b 1920; q Liverpool 1945), died from pneumonia on 16 January 2016.

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