Desmond Gerard Taylor

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 19 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5742
  1. Nick Taylor

Born in Belfast, Desmond Gerard Taylor attended a Christian Brothers School, a formative experience he did not forget. After graduating from medical school, he went to London to join the house staff at Great Ormond Street, Guy’s Hospital, and the Brompton Hospital. He then worked for Lord Brock, helping him perform, for the first time in the UK, successful open heart surgery using a heart bypass …

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