b.19 April 1920 d.17 March 1995
BA Cantab(1943) MRCS LRCP(1944) MB BChir(1944) MA(1946) MRCP(1949) MD(1956) FRCP(1971)
Peter Friedlander was born in London, where his father, Horace Friedlander, and his maternal grandfather, Julian Joseph, were members of the London Stock Exchange. He was educated at St Paul’s School and Christ College, Cambridge, where he studied medicine and took second class honours in the natural sciences tripos, undertaking his clinical studies at Middlesex Hospital Medical School. After qualification he was appointed house physician and later medical registrar at the Middlesex Hospital. He subsequently became registrar and then senior registrar at the Central Middlesex Hospital where he developed his interest in gastroenterology. During the war years he served as a temporary surgeon lieutenant in the RNVR from 1945 to 1947. Back in civilian life he was Leverhulme research scholar at the Middlesex from 1955 to 1958. He was appointed part time consultant physician to St Helier Hospital in 1960 and to the Camberwell Hospital the following year. The latter hospital was later incorporated into the King’s College Hospital group. He wrote and published papers in The Lancet and Clinical Science on aspects of gastroenterology, especially peptic ulcer.
In 1948 he married Margaret Napier Smith whose father was a music teacher. They had one son, Tim. In his leisure time he enjoyed reading and listening to music. A kindly, gentle man and a sound, friendly, physician, colleague and teacher, he was outstandingly popular with students.
D A Pyke
(Volume X, page 156)
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