The International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) is an international professional, multidisciplinary, non-profit scientific organization that is devoted to fostering Complementary and Integrative Medicine research and provides a platform for knowledge and information exchange to enhance international communication and collaboration.
We are very sad to inform you of the passing of our fellow member and colleague, Professor George Lewith on Friday, March 17, 2017, while on a family trip to Austria. He was 67.
George Lewith was a qualified physician and general practitioner, graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge in medicine and biochemistry. He continued to Westmister Medical School to further his studies, starting clinical practice in 1974. He had research, commercial, and clinical careers. In 1999 he was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He served as President-Elect of the newly formed ISCMR in 2003-5, 2nd President from 2005-7, and Board Member from 2011 to 2014. He contributed to many congresses as well.
Retired from clinical practice, he continued to work as a university researcher and teacher. He conducted research within CAM, primary care, and integrated medicine for the last 35 years, leading a senior role within primary care at the University of Southampton. He was also a visiting chair at the University of Westminster Centre for Resilience, and was working closely with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He published over 350 peer review papers and a number of books, and generously contributed to the work and mentorship of others. As a colleague and friend, he will be missed.
He was married for 40 years, with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.