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Obituaries

Richard Lestner

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5760 (Published 27 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5760
  1. Paul Glyn

Richard Lestner truly was one of the last of the traditional family doctors, spending all his working life serving the people of Middleton and working full time until illness forced him to retire. Having excelled at Leeds University, intercalating with a BSc in biochemistry, he completed his GP training, joined a practice in south Leeds, and helped develop it over the years to where it is today.

He built up a large following of patients who would see only him and would …

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