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Richard Christopher David Greenhall

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1892 (Published 30 July 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1892
  1. Charles Warlow,
  2. Kevin Talbot

Richard Christopher David Greenhall devoted the whole of his professional life as a neurologist to working exclusively in the NHS. Never one for pushing himself forward, he was the sort of full time consultant who provides the rock on which the NHS stands, totally dedicated to his clinical service and to his patients.

Richard was a Birmingham boy of Welsh heritage who after leaving King Edward’s School went up to Cambridge in 1962, initially to read natural sciences, although he soon switched to medicine. After clinical training at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, and junior hospital doctor posts in Oxford, Bristol, and London, he started training in neurology under Bryan Matthews in Oxford. Completing his DM thesis in 1975, he flirted …

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