Obituaries

Solomon Bender

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3695 (Published 13 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3695
  1. Solomon Bender,
  2. Ruth Bender Atik

Solomon (“Sol”) Bender was born in Belfast into a family of teachers, who moved to Liverpool in 1921. At age 16 he won a scholarship in classics to study medicine in Liverpool. In January 1946, after five and a half years in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR), he became the first disciple of T N A Jeffcoate (later knighted when president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists). Sol became MD, FRCOG, and FRCSEd within …

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