Ernest William (“Bill”) DeaneBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39275.622639.AD (Published 26 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:215
- Robert Scott-Jupp
Bill Deane was born in 1918. His father, Dr Norman “Doc” Deane, was a general practitioner in Christchurch, Dorset.
Bill was educated at Sherborne School and then went up to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, to read medicine. He did his clinical studies at The London Hospital in Whitechapel and qualified in 1941. The second world war required him to go straight into military service, and he served as a surgeon lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, mainly in the Mediterranean, …