Patrick Guy Houghton

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 25 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6307
  1. H A G Houghton

Born into a Birmingham medical family, Patrick Guy Houghton was H D Rolleston scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, and graduated with first class honours in the medical Tripos in 1968. His training continued at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, where he also spent several evenings each week at concerts or operas. He particularly enjoyed the music of Richard Wagner, whom his great grandfather, Julius Cyriax, had supplied with luxury goods through his London pharmaceutical company and had even persuaded to become godfather to his younger daughter. Guy married a fellow medical student from Cambridge, Jennifer Rumsey, in 1970. After qualifying they spent a year travelling round the world, with Guy gaining international experience of general practice through short term posts in Saskatchewan and New South Wales. He also undertook an early locum in Lambeth with Professor David Morrell, which he found particularly …

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