Peter Arbuthnot WattBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d8102 (Published 26 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:d8102
- Mark Cullen
Peter Arbuthnot Watt was the son and grandson of Tavistock general practitioners and so was steeped in the culture of west Devon from birth. After two years as houseman and then accoucheur at the London Hospital he served as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in Germany and then at the British Military Hospital, Hong Kong.
After returning to the UK in 1956 he held posts as a medical registrar. At interview for a registrars post in Bath he discovered his conviction of the importance of general practice and …