Vernon SmithBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a152 (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1255
- Sheila Osborne,
- Myra Woolfson
After qualifying, Vernon Smith served as a house physician at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, and towards the end of the year volunteered for the army. Memories of his involvement in major theatres of the second world war always remained an important part of his life. He was posted to the 51st Highland Division, which was then re-forming in Scotland. He served with an artillery regiment and stayed with them for the remainder of the war.