Frederick John Pickworth

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 17 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5567
  1. Tony Pickworth

Frederick John Pickworth was a general practitioner, who for a large part of his career lived, and worked singlehandedly in the village of Barnt Green, Worcestershire. He was a shining example of what might be considered “the golden age” of primary care.

He was born in Birmingham, the son of two doctors, and attended King Edward’s School. At the age of 16 he was involved in a motorcycle accident while riding a school motorbike, which resulted in amputation of his right leg above the knee. Yet he returned to full time education at school after six weeks, and within two years he had started at medical school in Birmingham.

In fact …

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