Laurence Dopson

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 31 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6528
  1. J P Anderson, Journalist (b 1924), d 2012

Laurence Dopson, who has died at the age of 88, enjoyed a career in medical and nursing journalism over 65 years, and was still writing on the contemporary NHS until shortly before his death.

Originally intending to pursue a medical career, Laurence had to leave Edinburgh University for health reasons before he could qualify. He was then appointed to the staff of Nursing Times, …

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