Obituaries

Warren Durrant

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4009 (Published 22 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4009
  1. Mike Durrant

A true adventurer with an astonishing intellect and a deepseated drive to care for some of the most vulnerable people on the planet, Warren Durrant spent 22 years of his exceptional and long career serving in hospitals across western and southern Africa. Also an accomplished author (cf his award winning memoir Across the Wide Zambezi), he returned to the UK, complete with a family, and worked as a GP on the Wirral until his delayed retirement at the age of 71.

A child of prewar Liverpool, Warren had widespread interests and achieved highly across sciences and arts. On returning to England after a national service posting to Trieste, where he quickly taught …

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