Joseph Maxime Gerald Midol BrookesBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39167.671366.FA (Published 05 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:753
- R Gibbons
Joe Brookes was born in Leeds and brought up at Kirkstall House near the abbey. His father was a successful general practitioner in Kirkstall, and his mother was a French governess who came to England at the age of 18. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and then by the Jesuits at St Michael's College in Headingley.
In the family tradition he went up to Queens' College, Cambridge (1949-52), to read medicine and then St Mary's Hospital (1953-5) in Paddington.
He was a talented hooker and played for the …