Alfred BeckBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39069.712998.FA (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:101
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Alfred Beck was a consultant surgeon in Cardiff. He was born in Uhersky Brod, in Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic), on 28 January 1912 into a prominent Jewish family which included rabbis and businessmen.
Motivated by idealistic feelings, he resolved at an early age to become a doctor, and he qualified in Prague in 1935, at the Charles University.
After qualifying, Alfred held a resident post as house surgeon in the hospital in Ruzomberok for six …