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Harry Brünjes: The physician of the opera

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4257 (Published 05 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4257

Biography

Harry Brünjes was born to the sound of song: his father (also Harry) was the oldest of three brothers who trod the boards with some success as the Singing Scott Brothers, a close harmony doo-wop group. While qualifying as a doctor at Guy’s, Brünjes Jr doubled as a professional pianist and television actor, but medicine won out. He worked as a GP in East Sussex before founding Premier Medical Group, successfully identifying a growing demand for private medicine. The group expanded to 220 UK clinics before being acquired by Capita for £60m in 2010, and Brünjes bought the company back in 2016. He and his wife, Jacqueline Storey, a well known singer, dancer, and choreographer, have restored Folkington Manor, a listed house …

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