Laurence ReadBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4720 (Published 21 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4720
- Alan J Price
Laurence Read (“Laurie”) initially qualified as a teacher, a profession in which he remained until the age of 35, with the latter two years spent in Sierra Leone.
At 35 he was accepted as a mature medical student at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. On qualifying he embarked on a clinical career in trauma and orthopaedics and was lecturer under Charles Galasko at Salford University.
In 1986 he was appointed consultant in trauma and orthopaedics …