Leonard Charles Wolfman

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 11 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5094
  1. Shirley Wolfman, Stuart Wolfman, Michael Wolfman

Leonard Charles Wolfman (“Len”) met his wife, a languages and psychology student, at university. He was a singlehanded general practitioner in Toxteth for many years and was in the news for holding his surgery on the pavement after the riots.

Len was in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Libya and Suez in 1947 and worked as a ship’s doctor for the Elder Dempster Lines shipping company, going from Liverpool to west Africa.

He also worked as a psychiatrist in Sefton General Hospital and in drug addiction rehabilitation at a pioneering clinic in Hope Street .A devoted Liverpool FC supporter he was present with his son Stuart at the Hillsborough disaster. He was also single figure golfer and serious bridge player.

He died in Liverpool after a long illness and leaves Shirley, his wife of of 63 years; two sons, Stuart and Michael (both GPs); and a daughter, Nicola.


Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5094


  • Former general practitioner Liverpool (b 1924; q Liverpool 1947), d 22 July 2014.

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