John Courtney BullBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3025 (Published 07 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3025
- Julian Neely
John Courtney Bull turned to medicine following an unhappy year studying engineering, and after his house jobs decided to train in anaesthesia. However, his colour blindness caused difficulties, and, taking advantage of his natural manual dexterity, he took up surgery.
He was the first general surgeon to be appointed to the new Crawley Hospital and soon …