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Brian D Hore

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 11 December 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4771
  1. Ian Hore,
  2. Andrew Hore

Brian D Hore was born on 21 September 1937 and died on 26 July 2020. The intervening 82 years were incredibly full. He directly gave hope, and successful treatment, to thousands of patients in Manchester with alcohol dependence. At the same time, he helped move care forward in the UK through the Medical Council on Alcohol, and across the globe through the International Council on Alcohol and Addiction. All the more impressive, he managed to do this over many years while going through the trials and tribulations, ups and downs, of supporting Manchester City Football Club.

Born in Wembley, north London, Brian was an only child, or “only hope,” as his mum, Gladys, would say. He flourished even though the onset of the second world war was just around the corner. When Brian was growing up, his father, Harold, was a laboratory scientist at St George’s Hospital, when it was based at Hyde Park Corner. Brian’s parents doted on him. …

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