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Obituary: Professor George Lewith

Members may have heard of the very tragic and sudden death of Professor George Lewith, who was previously Vice Chair of the College of Medicine. 

George was a larger than life figure, who was one of the UK’s most prominent figure in complementary medicine as a researcher, lecturer and practitioner.  Latterly, he had been involved in initiatives as Westminster University to help young doctors develop a greater resilience in order to cope with the increasing burdens put upon them. 

George was a force to be reckoned with but also a gentle man and will be well remembered for his generosity, grace and wit.  He will be greatly missed by us all and his widow Nicola and their family will be very much in our thoughts.

Dr Michael Dixon
Chairman


5 thoughts on “Obituary: Professor George Lewith

  1. Angie Buxton-King

    What a loss to his beloved family I am so sorry for their loss. The world of integrated medicine has lost once of its greatest champions. I will always remember him as vibrant,driven and passionate about integrating complementary care for his patients.

      1. Diana Pounsford

        This brings back many memories and I do remember George well from very happy times in a shared flat with David and Hugh. So sorry to heart of his very early death. His energy, intellect and zest for life will not be forgotten as sister of David’s former wife, Christine. RIP George on behalf of the Pounsford family.

  2. Roger Newman Turner

    Shocked and saddened to learn of George’s untimely passing. He combined open-mindedness with critical thought and objectivity, much-needed qualities if the best health care and education are to be made more widely available.
    Way back in 1984 he was the editor for a series of books on natural therapeutics and wrote a foreword to mine on naturopathic medicine in which he urged readers to examine the systems that worked in harmony with nature. He also brought wise counsel to his time as an RCCM trustee.
    His is a great loss to the integrative medicine movement.

  3. Francis Treuherz

    I have never forgotten my first encounter with George, which became the first of many. We were on opposite sides of a debate about an important principle of homeopathy but became friends – no hesitation. The debate was published twice, in the journals of the Society of Homeopaths and the Faculty of Homeopathy.
    One of my sons is now an undergraduate at Southampton and George with his characteristic warmth offered his help if my son would be in trouble.

    Here is a link: to the debate: http://www.homeopathyhelpline.com/assets/downloads/articles/the%20great%20debate.pdf