Obituaries

Frederick Morgan

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e751 (Published 01 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e751
  1. Tony Smeeton

Frederick Morgan was a consummate linguist. Born Friedrich Morgenbesser to Czech speaking Jewish parents he was educated at a German speaking gymnasium (grammar school) in Brno, Moravia, now in the Czech Republic. He also spoke perfect Polish and English, while being moderately fluent in several other European languages.

After qualifying in Brno he worked in the local hospital for two years and then went to Paris doing postgraduate work at the Cite Universitaire.

Increasingly he became aware of the growing threat as Germany’s Third Reich swept across Europe, and he …

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