Paul Dawson-EdwardsBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1988 (Published 19 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1988
- Liz Godfrey,
- Mick Hughes
Paul Dawson-Edwards was educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and Birmingham Medical School, qualifying MB ChB in 1943. He married his wife, Jean (a nurse), in 1944. He was resident surgical registrar at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE) from 1944 to 1946, during which time he was called up to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). After spending some months stationed in Northallerton, he was appointed squadron leader and sent to the RAF General Hospital in Karachi, specialising in orthopaedics.
In 1948 he spent a year as demonstrator in the anatomy department of the Medical School and then returned as a surgical registrar to the QE. He gained his FRCS in 1951 and became senior surgical registrar in 1953. In 1957 …