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Leo Joseph Dolan

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 26 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1833
  1. Anthony Clift

    Leo Dolan, who practised in Crumpsall, north Manchester, for 35 years, died aged 80 on 9 May.

    As a doctor, he made his patients always his first concern, and he continually put a lot of thought and a great deal of effort into trying to provide better and more efficient care for them, often shown in practical details such as disabled toilet facilities and efficient friendly receptionists. He used to say that one of the most important things for a general practitioner was to listen to his patients.

    A devout Catholic and a member of Opus Dei, he went daily to mass and holy communion. He was noted for being straightforward, honest, helpful, and sympathetic. But he would never compromise on ethical or moral matters.

    He was a keen sportsman from an early age. He excelled at rugby, was a keen gymnast, …

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