What am I doing here?BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.552 (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:552
- David Crosby, retired surgeon,
- John Henry Jones, retired physician
- University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
In our separate ways, we and Professor Harold Scarborough started at the Welsh National School of Medicine in the early 1950s—he as professor of medicine, and we as first year clinical medical students. As the coauthor of a standard textbook of physiology (Bell, Davidson, and Scarborough), his name was already well known.
From the outset, he introduced a clear break from the didactic nature of teaching to which we were …