William Graham Pickering

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 26 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1529
  1. John Spiers

William Graham Pickering (“Bill”) became the leading national advocate of an independent medical inspectorate, which was intended to improve clinical practices. He published on the subject in The BMJ, the Lancet, and elsewhere. He was also a distinguished field botanist with a national reputation, publishing in leading journals. He had established a solid presence in both worlds. He also contributed many trenchant articles to Private Eye.

His medical practice was in general medicine, in the medicolegal area, in paediatrics, and in occupational medicine. In training he had worked in paediatrics at the Newcastle General Hospital. On qualifying he worked as a paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street. London. He …

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