Dr Skinner has written an enjoyable collection of anecdotes, sometimes funny, occasionally touching drawing from nearly half a century of medical practice.
Terence G Skinner was educated at Ardingly College, Sussex during the war years. He was conscripted into the Army, serving in the Far East, and emerged as a captain in the Royal Fusiliers. He began his medical training at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington and qualified in 1954. After three years of house jobs in the essential specialities he launched into starting a single-handed practice as a family doctor. Although his practice was in Dulwich and remained so for the next 35 years, he did locum work in the East End in order to survive. He married in 1962 and has one daughter. Retiring in 1991 he found it difficult to hang up his stethoscope and continued working in general practice for a few more years. Dr Skinner has written an enjoyable collection of anecdotes, sometimes funny, occasionally touching drawing from nearly half a century of medical practice. He still lives in South East London with his wife Hazel and they spend their time playing golf, music and bridge.