Sam Glover

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 18 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2155
  1. Ann Robinson

Sam Glover grew up in a working class Jewish immigrant family in Belfast. He joined the merchant navy after qualifying from Queens University and travelled the world as a ship's doctor. He started working as a GP in Liverpool in the days before the NHS. Cash strapped rural farmers often paid him in eggs and the occasional chicken. In June 1948 Sam got married and started work in the fledgling NHS. He set up practice in Muswell Hill, north London, where he lived with his wife and four children “above the shop.” A dedicated family doctor, he gave over 40 years of unbroken service and is still fondly remembered by those he served. A lifetime sports fan, he spent his retirement following the fortunes of his beloved Arsenal football club. He died at the age of 97, having maintained his youthful curiosity about world events, the fortunes of the NHS, and the progress of family members. He leaves his wife, Frances; four children; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Former general practitioner Muswell Hill, London (b 1918; q Queen’s University Belfast 1941), died after a short illness on 7 April 2016.

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