George Barnet Forbes

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 11 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1604
  1. G B Forbes

George Barnet Forbes (“Jock”) spent over 40 years as a pathologist, starting as a trainee pathologist in 1938 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, under Dr J Mills. Soon after the second world war broke out he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was to remain in the services for the next six years, reaching the rank of major. His first overseas posting was to Gibraltar, where he remained for nearly three years (1940-3), taking charge of the laboratory at the Military Hospital with the rank of captain.

On his return to the UK in 1943, …

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