John Michael NaishBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5168 (Published 30 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5168
- Sonya Naish
John Michael Naish was born the seventh of eight children to pioneering medical parents: Lucy, one of the first women to qualify from the Royal Free in 1902, and Albert Ernest, who was a founder member of the British Paediatric Association, now a royal college, in 1928. Three of his siblings also became doctors, and his sister Alice Stewart later became world-renowned for her study that connected the x ray examination of pregnant women with childhood leukaemia.
After growing up in Sheffield and being educated at Abbotsholme School in Derbyshire, John went up to Cambridge in 1933 …