Dr Nathan working at one of our clinics.
We were very sad to report the death of Dr Nathan, one of our former lead clinicians over the new year period.
Eric Blakebrough MBE, founder of Kaleidoscope Project has written this tribute to Dr Nathan who has been described by others as ‘remarkably patient and kind.’
“Many doctors are willing to treat rich and famous drug users, but most doctors are disinclined to treat street drug users. In the 1970s, Dr Herrick began treating patients at the Kaleidoscope Club on Friday nights; but it was Dr Nathan who developed treatment services for drug dependents during all night clinics at Kaleidoscope in the 1980s and 1990s.
Dr Nathan saw the divinity within those who society regarded as outcasts. He gained the trust of people who had given up on others believing in them. This was Dr Nathan’s special gift which enabled him to bring healing to many hundreds of people. When Kaleidoscope expanded its services into Wales, Dr Nathan trained newly recruited staff. He will be remembered with affection by everyone at Kaleidoscope during those pioneering years. Dr Nathan was a physician like no other.”
We were delighted that Dr Nathan was able to make it to our 50th Anniversary celebration in London in June last year. He will always be remembered fondly at Kaleidoscope.