Leonard Jacobs

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 22 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2304
  1. Colin Jacobs

Leonard Jacobs was a local GP in Paddington, north London. He continued a family tradition of combining healthcare with a strong sense of social justice. In 1952 joined his mother, Elizabeth Jacobs, at the Church Street practice in Paddington, then and now an area marked by high levels of unemployment, overcrowding, poor health, and short life expectancy. Leonard and Elizabeth Jacobs fought for affordable housing in …

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