Frank RobertsonBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b471 (Published 09 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b471
- Ian Robertson,
- Colin Waine
The death of Frank Robertson at the age of 92 brings to an end that era of truly general physicians whose contribution was so crucial to the successful launch of the NHS.
After qualification he spent some time as a general practitioner in Washington, County Durham, where his services were highly valued, but he then returned to his teaching hospital to train as a physician. He rapidly rose to become first assistant to the professor of medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, …