Fillers A memorable dinner companion

Doctors' honours

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:787
  1. Jeremy Hugh Baron, honorary professorial lecturer
  1. Mount Sinai school of medicine, New York

    The heavy, gilt edged, embossed italic card specified evening dress and decorations, so I donned white tie and tails, with my sole lapel miniature the general service medal (Malaya). The table plan put me next to Sir Cecil Wakeley Bt KBE CB FRSE FRCS honFRCSE FFR FRCSI FRACS LlD DSc (1892-1979). He reminisced over his long career and was glad we had only three courses and wines instead of double that number as in the first half of the 20th …

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