Laurence Read

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 21 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4720
  1. 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 …

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