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Patrick Sarsfield Byrne, CBE, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (1973–1976)

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Professor Byrne practised in Milnthorpe, Cumbria. He was Director and Professor in the Department of General Practice, University of Manchester (1968–1978), and Emeritus Professor from 1972. As the first professor of general practice in England, he was responsible for early development of courses for general practitioner teachers and (with Barrie E. L. Long) published the classic analysis of the consultation 'Doctors Talking to Patients' (1976).

Royal College of General Practitioners





oil on canvas


H 74 x W 58 cm

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