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Gordon Lindsay

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 16 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1415
  1. John Rawlinson

    Gordon Lindsay was a general practitioner in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire for 32 years, and during that time for 10 years the apothecary to the royal family and household at Balmoral. He was an exemplary general practitioner, who held the highest standards of traditional family practice, and who was consequently widely and affectionately respected in the villages of mid-Deeside, by the staff at Balmoral, and by royal “temporary residents.” He was also a general practitioner trainer who set many young practitioners (including myself) on their paths to practice.

    After Aberdeen Medical School, where he met and married fellow student Mary, he did house jobs in Chase Farm, Enfield, the wartime home of the relocated London Hospital. Three years in …

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