William Lewson Burrowes

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 25 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7363

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  1. Peter Burrowes

Born shortly after the first world war, William Lewson Burrowes was the fifth and sole surviving child, triplets having died at birth and an older sister succumbed to appendicitis aged 6. He was educated at Campbell College and Queen’s University, Belfast, and qualified MB BCh BAO, followed by an MD in 1948. After a houseman’s year at Royal Victoria Hospital, he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) and served in Palestine, …

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