An Influential Doctor

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:418
  1. David Gullick

    One of the old school

    The senior partner of the practice that I joined in 1945 had himself entered it before the first world war. In my unformed opinion he was a good doctor, making best use of what drugs were then available. He was always glad to hear from me of any recent development that I had learnt as a houseman. In turn he set about educating me in the proper conduct of practice, very necessary as this was before preregistration and traineeships.

    He was an austere man. While widely respected, he was not— and did not seek to be—the beloved physician. He had allied to a natural reserve a strict personal code of professional …

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