Harold Gordon MatherBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39322.632882.BE (Published 06 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:519
- Robert Mather
Gordon Mather was born in Sheffield; his father, as well as continuing to run the family cutlery firm, trained as an osteopath in midlife and was a pioneer of vegetarianism. Gordon's medical career was more mainstream: a first in natural sciences at Cambridge then clinical studies at King's. From there he was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation studentship to Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, where he qualified MD. As this was wartime, during the crossing in a convoy he was the acting medical officer on the ship, and was also made part of the crew of a gun. On return after Cambridge finals and house jobs he did his national service with the Royal Army …
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