James Picton Douglas ThomasBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39365.499248.BE (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:943
- John Peters,
- M F Scanlon
Dr James Picton Thomas—Picton to his friends—died peacefully on 13 August at the age of 82 years after a long and distinguished career as a consultant physician in Cardiff. Picton was a proud Welshman, born in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. He won a scholarship to Ellesmere College and Dean Close School in Shropshire and went on to read medicine at Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, qualifying in 1947. In 1948 he became house surgeon to Sir Geoffrey Keynes at St Bartholomew's Hospital, followed by two years' national service with the Royal Air Force.
In 1950 he was house …