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Charles Peter William Warren

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 26 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5435
  1. David K C Cooper

I am sad to report the unexpected and sudden death of Peter Warren in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 3 May 2011. Peter Warren was a Guy’s graduate who became an authority on pulmonary disease and reached the highest echelons of the medical professions in Canada.

Peter Warren—the son of Wilfrid Warren, a distinguished psychiatrist—was born on 4 October 1940 in Plymouth, Devon, and educated at Sherborne School. He came to study clinical medicine at Guy’s Hospital in 1961, having taken a BA at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. In his three years as a clinical student at Guy’s he excelled academically, winning the Hillman prize for haematology, the Larkin prize for medicine, the Oldham prize for ophthalmology, and the treasurer’s gold medals for both medicine and surgery—an absolutely stellar achievement. Remarkably, he also found time to represent the Hospital Boat Club in the first VIII, where he proved a dedicated and reliable oarsman. He graduated in medicine in 1964.

Between 1964 and 1966 he held house appointments at Guy’s. He followed this with a house officer appointment in cardiology at the Brompton Hospital, after which he was appointed junior lecturer in the department of medicine at Guy’s, obtaining the MRCP in 1967 (becoming FRCP in 1987). There followed a registrarship in general medicine and chest diseases at St George’s …

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