John Allison

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:453
  1. Marjorie E M Allison,
  2. Audrey J Hobbs

A farmer’s son, John Allison followed in his uncle’s footsteps into medicine, intending to join him in general practice. However, the uncle’s early death in 1933 changed that and he turned instead to public health. As a junior medical officer of health he was responsible for notifying infectious disease. In 1939 he joined …

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