Obituaries

Paul Haydon Rogers

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4564 (Published 22 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4564
  1. D D R Williams

Paul Haydon Rogers was a respected psychiatrist, who had a leading role in the development of modern psychiatric services in Northampton and Northamptonshire.

He was a son of the manse, who was born in Cardiff and brought up in the west country. After Caterham School he studied at Cambridge and went on to the London Hospital to study medicine. After qualifying he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a captain. He was soon posted abroad, initially to Normandy and later to Egypt and Palestine. On demobilisation in 1947 he returned to the academic unit at the London Hospital, but when he realised how tight the bottleneck for advancement in medicine was he switched to psychiatry and undertook further training at the Maudsley Hospital, London.

In 1955 he was appointed consultant psychiatrist and …

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