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Alexander Leslie Florence

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 04 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1937
  1. Gill Rutherford

Alexander Leslie Florence was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was the first in his family to attend university, graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 1950. He served as a general practitioner in Turriff, Scotland until 1966, after which he and his family moved to Tawa, New Zealand, where he practised until he retired in 1998.

He was known and respected by patients as “Dr Florence—such a good GP,” and his thoroughness and acumen were evident in a letter published in The …

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