Reporter 424, 5 October 1998


Dr Peter Cox died suddenly on 25 June 1998 aged 70.

Dr Cox was a former lecturer in the Nuffield Institute and the Leeds Medical School and specialised in international health.

Peter Cox qualified from St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School and then spent 22 years in Africa, first as a missionary doctor in Uganda and then as a government medical officer in Kenya. His service in Africa was recognised by the award of the OBE.

Following his return to Britain, Peter was appointed to a lectureship at the Nuffield Institute, and then in the Leeds Medical School where the Department of Public Health Medicine was establishing a Master of Public Health course for teachers from hot climates. His teaching and organisational abilities, combined with a deep interest in his students’ welfare, contributed to the success of this course.

Peter was a founding member and secretary of the Leeds Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases Society, advised many medical students on their overseas electives and continued to lecture and supervise dissertations.

He will be fondly remembered for his warm personality and the commitment he brought to everything that he undertook. Emeritus Professor Gerald Richards

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