Paul Savage

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 31 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1223
  1. Anne Savage

Paul Savage qualified from the London Hospital and, after a short but valuable time in general practice, joined the army. He served in the North African campaign, where he was wounded in the knee, an injury that was contaminated with diphtheria, not uncommon at the time. Fortunately there was no associated toxin. This was his second escape from death; as a student he developed septicaemia from a pricked finger and granulocytopenia from the sulphonamide used to treat it. North Africa was followed …

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