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Frederick Brian Gibberd

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1338

Former consultant physician and neurologist Westminster Hospital (b 1931; q Cambridge/Westminster Hospital 1957; MD, FRCP, FRCP Ed), died from a heart attack on 20 February 2006.

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Brian Gibberd was the youngest Westminster Medical School graduate to be appointed to the staff for over 200 years when he became physician and neurologist to Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, and Westminster Hospital in 1965, aged 34. Eventually, as the world expert on Refsum's disease, he was one of the last neurologists doing general medical take. He was chairman of the Royal College of Physicians' standing committee in 1970 and a council member, censor, and examiner for 25 years. He served on the General Medical Council and was president of the Harveian and Hunterian Societies. He leaves a wife, Margaret; four daughters; and 10 grandchildren.

[Ronald Zeegen]


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