Ivan Douglas Magill Nelson

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:265
  1. David Nelson

    Medicine and the sea were the themes of Ivan Nelson's life: a distant relative of the pioneering anaesthetist Sir Ivan Magill, he joined the Royal Navy after qualifying in Belfast, serving first with the 11th Battalion, Royal Marines, in Sri Lanka and India, then as medical officer on the destroyer HMS Faulknor. The ship, at the time under the command of Commander C F H Churchill (no relation to Winston), was part of the naval force at D-Day, and carried Lieutenant General B L Montgomery to the beachhead on D+1. After demobilisation Ivan became assistant medical officer of health (MOH) in Ilford, where …

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