Dr Peter Fisher, 67, was fatally injured in collision with a lorry in High Holborn yesterday morning.
He was a world expert in homeopathy and a member of the royal medical household, serving as homeopathic physician to the Queen for about 15 years and learned editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Homeopathy.
Sir Marcus Setchell, Her Majesty’s former surgeon-gynaecologist, told the Standard: “He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care. We are all shocked by his tragic loss.”
Dr Fisher was the eighth cyclist killed in London this year, the fifth in collision with a lorry.
He was director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, in Bloomsbury, and president of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
Greg White, chief executive of the Faculty of Homeopathy, said: “We have lost a leader, not just for the faculty but for homeopathy in the UK and worldwide.
“It’s no exaggeration to say Peter is an irreplaceable talent. He truly was a giant in all his fields of endeavour, which included clinician, researcher and academic.”
Dr Gualberto Diaz-Saez, scientific adviser for the Spanish Society of Homeopathic Medicine, knew Dr Fisher for 15 years and described him as “brilliant and committed”.
Dr Jose Eizayaga, an Argentinian doctor of homeopathy who had known Dr Fisher for about 30 years, said: “He was extremely honest, he was kind, respectful and admired in the homeopathic community. He did a great job in scientific medical research. He published many papers on homeopathy.”
He added: “I will remember him as exceptional in every sense. He was a cosmopolitan man who loved to travel and was very cultivated in classical music and art. He knew a lot about writers, philosophy, science and mathematics.”
Dr Gill Gaskin, UCLH medical director, specialist hospitals board said: “We are all deeply shocked and saddened to lose Dr Peter Fisher in such tragic circumstances.
“Peter was a highly regarded colleague and friend of many at the RLHIM, where he worked for more than 35 years.
“He was an international figure in homeopathy who was committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients.
“He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and patients alike. Our deepest sympathies go out to Peter’s family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”
In 2015 Moira Gemmill, 55, who had been appointed as a director of the Royal Collection Trust to work on the royal palaces, was killed in a HGV collision on Lambeth bridge as she cycled to work at St James’ Palace
These are his few landmark papers
- Effect of homeopathic treatment on Fibrositis
- Homoeopathy for Depression
- Homoeopathy for Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder
- Reporting Data on Homoeopathic treatments (RedHot)
- Homoeopathy & the Lancet
- Plausibility & Evidence
- Evaluation of specific and non-specific effect in homoeopathy
- Homoeopathic Oscillococcinum for preventing and treating influenza & influenza like illnesses
- Does Homoeopathy have anything to contribute to Hormesis.
Peter was a real Spokesperson who was a scientific face, who spoke for Homeopathy not only in the British parliament but at every important medical and legal interaction in the world that mattered.
It is unfortunate that Peter is lost at a time when the UK is passing through a challenging time of withdrawn support from NHS – Dr Rajesh Sha of India
Source : https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/doctor-to-the-queen-peter-fisher-killed-after-being-hit-by-lorry-while-cycling-in-holborn-a3912801.html