Frank William MurphyBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i748 (Published 08 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i748
- Peter Sims
Frank Murphy was born in Altrincham and attended grammar school, university and medical school in wartime Manchester. He spent the following 10 years as a clinician in west Africa. Initially a national serviceman, he was commissioned as a medical officer with the British Army and spent four years in the Royal West Africa Frontier Force.
He returned to England to enhance his clinical skills at Cromer and to receive training in tropical medicine before returning to Africa. The Colonial Medical Service appointed him district medical officer in northern Nigeria, where he ran a …