Paul Hex VennBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39566.705336.BE (Published 08 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1077
- John Surtees,
- Peter Nash,
- Bill Watson,
- Brian Steer
Born at Clifton, near Bristol, into a farming family, Paul Hex Venn always had an ambition to be an engineer, but his Australian mother wanted him to train to be a doctor so he said, “I will, but after I qualify I will be an engineer.” While continuing his postgraduate training in London he met the noted anaesthetist Harry Middleton, who encouraged him to take up anaesthesia, where he discovered a love of anaesthetic techniques.
He had a …
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