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Peter John Bowers

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4020 (Published 21 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k4020
  1. Anna Kushlick,
  2. Sue Bailey

Peter John Bowers was born in Sunderland, the son of Arthur Clifford Bowers (a general practitioner, who died in 1947) and Doris Bowers. As a child, Peter excelled in both science and arts, while attending Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. His passion and love for learning, and for generously sharing his knowledge, together with his humanity, integrity, and eloquence, were his drivers throughout life.

He already held a degree in chemistry from the University of London when he graduated from Manchester University Medical School in 1973 with double honours. He remained in the north west to complete all postgraduate training in paediatrics, psychiatry, and then higher specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry; he was clinical tutor from 1981 to 1983.

Proponent of the team ethos and of the medical model embedded in family systemic approach

Peter Bowers spent his entire consultant career (1983-2008) as an NHS consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry across Tameside and Glossop …

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