History of the Blackdown Surgery

This document was written in 1982 about the History of Doctors serving the communities from the Blackdown Surgery, with the first Doctor arriving in Hemyock in 1925 when Dr Griffin senior arrived. It states that in 1958 there were 4700 patients and 23 years later there were 5,200. In 1947 Dr Logan came to join Dr Griffin and in 1948 the National Health Service began and Dr Griffin left to become a consultant Anaesthetist in Taunton. Dr Logan had a house built on the Culmstock Road and the surgery and dispensary formed one wing of his new bungalow. In 1956 Dr Logan and Dr Probyn of Churchinford formed a partnership. In 1955 Dr Hayne came to assist for two years. In 1958 Dr Griffin junior was appointed. In 1967 Dr Meads joined the group and in 1975 Dr Wells came to take over the Churchinford end of the practice.


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