Cyril Barry Burdett-Smith

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 22 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1031
  1. Peter Burdett-Smith

Cyril Barry Burdett-Smith was proud of being a “true” Cockney, born within the sound of Bow bells. He originally studied to follow his father as a civil servant, but gaining two scholarships allowed him to enter Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1941. Studying during the blitz was not easy, and everyone available was required to manage the casualties from the relentless bombing. After qualifying Barry worked …

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