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Obituaries

Geoffrey Spencer

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1380 (Published 29 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1380
  1. Nicholas Hart,
  2. Margaret Brainthwaite

Geoffrey Spencer was the inspiration and driving force for the development of the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. A trailblazer and a pioneer, he was a consultant anaesthetist at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1965 to 1995, founded the intensive care unit there in 1966, and, in 1968, established the Phipps Respiratory Unit at the South Western Hospital, which moved to St Thomas’ Hospital in 1989. Baroness Felicity Lane Fox, who gave her name to …

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