George Jeffrey GreenBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5029 (Published 04 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5029
- Nick Waterfield
Born into a farming family in Leicestershire, George Jeffrey Green and his identical twin James grew up in the countryside and from an early age had a love of country pursuits, especially horse riding and hunting, which remained a lifelong passion. At his first meet he fell off and joined the “tumblers’ club,” sustaining the first of many riding injuries, although this never dissuaded him from tackling ever larger obstacles, an attribute that was also of benefit when negotiating medical politics.
After grammar school Jeffrey studied at Liverpool University, gaining a BSc in life sciences before reading medicine and graduating with prizes in surgery and orthopaedics. During this time he met and married Susan Hotston, who also studied medicine at Liverpool.
After junior posts he was awarded a British Heart Foundation research fellowship at the department of pharmacology and therapeutics at Liverpool, becoming a …