William Atchison BoydBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a667 (Published 03 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a667
- Robert Logan
William Atchison Boyd (“Bill”) was the son of two school principals. Throughout his early years he was thus more than encouraged to advance his knowledge in the wider aspects of literature and science. He therefore sailed through Foyle College, Londonderry, and in 1941, at the age of 17 commenced his medical studies. However, Bill had a great yearning to become a pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF). At the end of his first year at Queen’s he joined up to find himself a trainee in Southern Rhodesia in 1943. Two …
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