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Peter Dunn (paediatrician)

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Peter Dunn
Born23 June 1929
Birmingham, England
Died2 February 2021
Bristol, England
FieldsNeonatology, Perinatal Medicine
Known forFounding the British Association of Perinatal Medicine
Notable awardsJames Spence Medal 2002

Peter MacNaughton Dunn, FRCP, FRCOG, FRCPCH (23 June 1929 – 2 February 2021) was an English paediatrician. Dunn was known for introducing into the UK the Gregory box in 1971, that gave Continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of infant respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn.

Dunn was also notable for being known for founding the charity association British Association of Perinatal Medicine.[1][2]


  1. Dunn, Peter M. (2 March 1976). "Founding the British Association of Perinatal Medicine in Bristol in 1976". West of England Medical Journal (Article 2: British Medico-Churirgical Society) 116 (1). Retrieved 11 November 2018. 
  2. Dunn, P M (1 March 2003). "The British Association of Perinatal Medicine: the first 25 years (1976-2000)". Archives of Disease in Childhood 88 (3): 181–184. doi:10.1136/adc.88.3.181 . PMC 1719478 . PMID 12598371 .