Leonard Robert Payne

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 16 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4871
  1. Alison Payne

Leonard Robert Payne (“Bob”) worked at Fort Dunlop as a scientist during the war and moved to Dunlop Rubber’s office in Lima for several years after the war ended. He told great tales about his Latin American adventures, and after his death I found some remarkable photos of him at a deserted Machu Picchu with his expat friends.

A devout Christian, he considered a religious life but then opted for his lifelong ambition of medicine and studied at St Andrews. While working at Arbroath Infirmary, he met a young nurse from Aberdeen, who went against …

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