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Dr Peter Baskett,  MB BCh BAO, 1958 (died 18 April 2008)

(Obituary by Simon Baskett)

Dr Peter Baskett, who did his clinical at the medical school at Queens University from 1955 to 1958 died after a long illness in April this year. He went on to work as an anesthetist at Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast before moving to Bristol in 1962 where he became one of the world’s leading figures in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and pre-hospital care.  In the early 1970s, he developed advanced training for ambulance personnel who were amongst the first paramedics in Europe and was also responsible for introducing premixed nitrous oxide/oxygen into the ambulance service in the United Kingdom in 1970.

He was one of the founding members of the European Resuscitation Council and was President of the Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland from 1990 to 1992.  He lectured widely across the world and personally introduced advanced life support courses in 22 countries.

Peter was a keen rugby player in his university days and was also in the medical corps of the Queens OTC . He had very fond memories of his time at Queens.

He is survived by his wife, Fiona, son Simon and daughters Lucy, Olivia and Beatrice.

For a full obituary, please visit the Times Online website.



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