John SmithBMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5184 (Published 20 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5184
- Iain S Macdonald,
- Michael F Smith
For John Smith war service began soon after qualification. An early appointment to a staff post in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) was followed by rapid promotion. He wrote the medical orders for the D-Day landings, and later planned the move of 34 000 hospital beds, plus infrastructure, from France to Belgium. In April 1945, aged 31, he was the youngest full colonel …
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