Reverend Professor Peter Brunt was a physician and minister who became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1981. After studying and working in Liverpool, Brunt travelled to America in 1965 to work in the medical genetics department at John Hopkins University, where he studied familial dysautonomia. Returning to the U.K. after two years, Brunt worked at the University of Edinburgh and with Professor Sheila Sherlock in London before becoming the first physician gastroenterologist in Aberdeen. In 1983, Brunt became physician to the Queen in Scotland and in 1996 he ordained as a non-stipendiary Minister of the Scottish Episcopal Church.


  • Date of interview: May 2009
  • Archive reference: OBJ/ORA/1/4
  • Interviewer: Morrice McCrae


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