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Peter Barry Brontë Gatenby (1923 – 24 August 2015[1] in Sandycove, County Dublin[2]) was an Irish doctor, Medical Director for the United Nations and Professor of Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He was Ireland’s first full-time professor of clinical medicine.[3][4]



Gatenby was the son of the zoologist James Brontë Gatenby and was related to the Brontë family. He had a wife, Yvette, two children, Robin and Odette, and six grandchildren.[5]


In 2002, the Peter Gatenby Award was founded at Trinity College, Dublin.[6]


  • The school of physic: Trinity College Dublin : a retrospective view, 1994
  • History of the Meath Hospital, 1996


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Donal G Weir, The Feds, An Account of the Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals 1961-2005