TWO PATIENTS WHO DETERMINED MY CAREERBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7037.1020 (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1020
- John Raison
In at the deep end
I was 17, home from school for Christmas with my surgeon father. He was aware of my unhappiness about his six year separation from my mother and of its persisting third party cause. In his affection he fostered my commitment to become a medical student.
When the telephone call came he asked if I would help him drive through the fog and wartime blackout to the children's hospital to deal with …