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Peter Harry Holmes

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1051
  1. Richard I Holmes

    Peter was the only child of Arthur, a weaving shed manager, and Annie, a canteen worker. He attended Morley Grammar School, where he was interested in botany but was advised to study medicine and won a scholarship to Leeds Medical School, qualifying in 1957.

    Through his love of the natural world he met his first wife Shirley, a schoolteacher, at the Batley Naturalist Society. They had five children.

    After house jobs at the Leeds Women's Hospital and Halifax General Hospital he entered general practice with Dr …

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