Former general practitioner Bedford and London (b London 1927; q Parma,
Italy, 1953), died from bowel cancer on 18 April 2004.
He moved to London after qualifying and in 1958 moved to Bedford to care
for the large Italian community. In 1972 he joined my father and myself in
our Bloomsbury practice, where I was privileged to work with him for 15 years.
His extensive linguistic abilities led him to care for English, Italian,
Spanish, and French patients. His quiet, welcoming, and caring approach hid
a keen sense of humour, which endeared him to his patients, colleagues, and
friends alike. He worked until two years ago, when ill health forced him
to retire. He leaves his wife, Gina, and son, David. [Peter Galli]