David R BowsherBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4764 (Published 01 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4764
- John Miles
David R Bowsher was born in Wiltshire, in England, but he always insisted that he was Welsh, as was his mother. He had close relatives in Wales and latterly was learning the language.
He undertook medicine at the insistence of his father, a chemical pathologist, although his interest was always in the basic sciences around medicine.
After junior appointments in Manchester and Liverpool he joined the department of anatomy at the University of Liverpool, though his subsequent career was in experimental physiology, and he later became a clinical honorary neurologist and pain …