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10 - Dr William Pickles

Dr William Pickles was the first president of the RCGP in 1953, but first came to the public’s attention in 1939 with the publication of Epidemiology in a Country Practice – a medical classic that established his reputation as one of the world’s leading epidemiologists.

Dr William Pickles was the first president of the RCGP in 1953, but first came to the public's attention in 1939 with the publication of Epidemiology in a Country Practice – a medical classic that established his reputation as one of the world's leading epidemiologists.

Dr Pickles received many honours for services to medicine but remained a country doctor at his practice at Wensleydale, north Yorkshire, until 1964.

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