Suzanne M Mitchell

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 07 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6619
  1. Susan Downes

Suzanne M Mitchell’s mother was a teacher, and her father was an electronics engineer who was involved in the design of RADAR. Suzanne had a happy childhood in Buckinghamshire and attended Dr Challoner’s High School in Amersham. She subsequently embarked on her career in medicine in London at the Westminster, and qualified at the early age of 22. Despite being on a scientific trajectory, Suzanne was extremely interested in classical music and the arts, played the bassoon, and was a keen concert goer. She was adventurous and travelled frequently; on her elective to British Columbia she had to leap off the plane on to the frozen runway with a plane load of frozen melons raining around her and bouncing along, as the plane was able to stop long enough only to deposit her and the produce for the town. She always loved animals and enjoyed going …

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