William Norman Pickles (1885 – 1969) was an English general practitioner

  • Born on March 6, 1885 in Camp Road, Leeds
  • 1914-1918 Surgeon-lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve during WWI
  • 1942 – Milroy lecturer at the Royal College of Physicians of London
  • 1946 – Stewart prize of the British Medical Association, shared with epidemiologist Major Greenwood (1880-1849)
  • 1948 – Cutter lecturer at Harvard University
  • 1950 – Honorary Doctorate of Science from Leeds University
  • 1953-1956 First president of the College of General Practitioners
  • 1955 – Honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • 1957 – CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • Died on March 2, 1969

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Key Medical Contributions

Magnus ab integro sæclorum nascitur ordo

The great order of the ages is born afresh.
Major Greenwood, 1939

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Graduated from Leeds University in 2014 with MBChB and BSC in Primary Care. Qualified as a General Practitioner under RCGP in 2020. Currently working as an Emergency Department doctor in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia.

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