Professor William Brumfitt was educated at Worksop College in Nottinghamshire and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1951. He was MRC scholar at the Wright–Fleming Institute where he worked with Sir Alexander Fleming and Prof Robert Cruickshank. His publications included work on urinary and other Gram-negative infections, studies on the mode of action and resistance to antibiotics was well as clinical studies to define the place of new antibiotics.
As a founder member Professor Brumfitt was intimately involved with the Society for many years. His hard work and dedication helped build the firm foundations that enabled BSAC to grow and flourish. His contributions will be long remembered and honoured.
Council passes on sincere condolences to his family and friends.