James Robertson Angus WhiteBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b540 (Published 09 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b540
- Peter J White
James Robertson Angus White (“Jim”) was born in Anstruther, Fife, and educated at the Waid Academy and St Andrews University, graduating in 1936. In 1939 he gained the FRCS Edinburgh. At the start of the second world war he worked at Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, and during the Midlands Blitz. There he met his wife (Edna Doreen Bates) and married in April 1941.
He entered the army in 1942, serving as surgeon to the Combined Operations Training Unit at Inverary. Thereafter he was given command …