Peter John Lennox HoltBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a751 (Published 11 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a751
- Ruth Holt,
- Tom Warnes,
- Robert Bernstein
Peter John Lennox Holt (“Lennox”) was born in Chorley, Lancashire, in 1932. Raised by his mother, his father having died before he was born, he was to be greatly influenced by his uncle Dr John Rigby, a local general practitioner. Under his uncle’s guidance, he developed a passion for medicine and became a third generation doctor.
By the age of 15 Lennox had developed chronic mastoiditis, which was to leave him partially deaf in one ear. The suggested cure …