David Charles HerbertBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5188 (Published 26 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5188
- Peter F S Tatham
David Charles Herbert was a plastic surgeon who followed an unconventional career; he was a larger than life character with an enormous range of interests. A knowledgeable antique collector, creative gardener, competent amateur artist, poetry enthusiast, and speaker of several languages, he sponsored operatic and music festivals and was a generous and active member of his local community.
Born to a close south Wales family of strict Plymouth Brethren, he overcame dyslexia to go to Newport High, his local grammar …