Richard Claude HamberBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5373 (Published 25 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5373
- Christopher Glaysher
Richard Claude Hamber (“Dick”) was born in Fordingbridge, the son of John Francis (“Frank”) Hamber, a local general practitioner (his obituary appeared in the BMJ on 31 October 1987).
He was educated at St George’s College, Weybridge, and called up for national service in March 1945. He attended the officer cadet training unit in Bangalore and was commissioned into the Hampshire regiment, seeing service in HQ Canal South at Fayaid in Egypt.
He returned to England in 1948 and the following year started his medical studies at King’s College, London. After qualifying, he completed three posts at King’s, including paediatrics under Sir Wilfred Sheldon (1901-57), paediatrician to HM the Queen.