Malcolm Panter-Brick

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 18 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a846
  1. Alan Craft

    Malcolm Panter-Brick was born on the Wirral, the son of a shoe factory owner. After medical school in St Andrews, he chose a career in paediatrics, and he had an all round training in Oxford, Northampton, and Newcastle. It was in Newcastle that he undertook important research on surgery in newborn babies to try to find the best form of parenteral nutrition.

    After a spell at South Shields as consultant, he went off to the Middle East, where he worked in Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia before coming back to the north of England to work in Carlisle and Whitehaven.

    He retained his affection for Oman and was a member of the Anglo-Omani Society. He also had a love of languages and was able to dispense with his interpreter by learning Arabic sufficiently well to be able to hold outpatient clinics on his own.

    He was a keen squash player in his younger days but turned to photography in later life and had a photographic expedition to Yemen in 2005.

    Following his early retirement in 2000, he went back to university to do a degree in international health studies, which he successfully completed.

    He leaves his former wife and two sons.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a846


    • Former consultant paediatrician West Cumberland (b 1944; q St Andrews 1968; MRCP, FRCPCH), died following an accident on 2 October 2007.

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