Terence GouldBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39517.664375.BE (Published 27 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:727
- Peter Gould
Terence Gould (“Terry”) was born on 17 September 1933 in what was then known as the Third Port, the City and County Borough of Kingston-upon-Hull. He was educated locally at Hymers College, and was the second of three sons of Ernest and Dorothy Gould, Ernest being well-known in the East Riding of Yorkshire as a judge of the quality cattle, as well as being a master butcher in the city and outskirts.
Unfortunately when a few months old, and in the days just before the advent of penicillin, Terry developed otitis media and suspected secondary meningitis. Though he was seriously ill, he survived against the odds after surgical drainage of the mastoid process—the only known treatment at the time. He gave the appearance of being normal, in spite of his permanent total …