William WhitakerBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39281.476377.BE (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:265
- Elizabeth Whitaker
Born in Keighley, Yorkshire, William Whitaker (“Bill”) won a scholarship to the local grammar school. Among his classmates for those formative years were Lords Hatch and Briggs.
Qualifying from Leeds Medical School in 1942, Bill entered the Royal Army Medical Corps for the duration of the second world war.
On his demobilisation he took a …