William Mackie Buchanan

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 19 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2669
  1. Neil Buchanan, Rebecca Freshney, Sarah Orr

William Mackie Buchanan (“Bill”) had just embarked on his first ship in Glasgow, as a navigating cadet, when war was declared in 1939. He would survive his ship sinking, off Cape Town, in a collision owing to fog; a later vessel was the last to leave Rangoon immediately before Japanese occupation. After the war he studied medicine in Glasgow and joined the …

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