Derek Herbert IsaacBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1409 (Published 03 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1409
- Tim Isaac
Derek Herbert Isaac was a physician of high standards who saw the birth of the NHS and strongly supported its principles and nurtured its growth and development at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, particularly in the field of cardiology.
Born on 3 July 1923 in Slough the second son of Herbert and Julienne Isaac, Derek attended Felsted School and St Mary’s, Paddington, qualifying at the age of 23. He held hospital posts in Greenwich, Warminster, Weymouth, Sheffield, Plymouth, and Bristol before appointment in 1960 as consultant at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, where he stayed until retirement in 1983. At Musgrove he established himself as a general …