Maxwell CaplinBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6558 (Published 11 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6558
- John Caplin
Maxwell Caplin was born in the East End of London. His parents were Jewish immigrants fleeing from persecution in Poland. He was educated at Central Foundation School and followed his older brother Henry into the London Hospital Medical School in 1935.
He was due to qualify MB BS in summer 1940, but the need for medical manpower in the force meant that male medical students in their final year were forced to take the conjoint examination (LRCP, MRCS) six months earlier. He worked as a casualty officer in East London during the heaviest raids of the Blitz, and …