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William Clements Lathbury

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7499.1089-c (Published 05 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1089

Former general practitioner Burton upon Trent (b Burton upon Trent 1925; q Birmingham 1947), d 25 November 2004.


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After qualifying William Lathbury did his national service in the Royal Air Force in Africa, where he met his first wife, Joy. He returned to Burton, and took over a singlehanded practice with 4200 patients. In 1968 he organised a group practice with his cousin and cousin in law. The family atmosphere in the practice continues to this day. He retired in 1987. Predeceased by his first wife, Joy, he leaves his second wife, Margaret, and four sons by his first wife.

[Stephen L Collier]

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