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Thomas Anthony

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 18 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6738
  1. Bob Johnston

Thomas Anthony (“Tom”) was a family doctor in the best, holistic, and committed sense. He and his wife Mollie, a former nursing tutor, operated for many years from their home in a partnership that earned respect and affection from patients and colleagues alike. They formed a team characterised by astute medicine, a deep and genuine interest in the welfare of their patients, and a dedication that permitted few hours of leisure away from the practice. Tom’s special interest and skill in obstetrics was invaluable as in those days the Borders had no specialist obstetrics unit. This was an area of work that he …

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