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Jack Suchet

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1255

Obstetrician and gynaecologist who worked with Fleming on the role of penicillin in treating venereal disease

During the second world war Jack Suchet was initially retained at St Mary's, where he was not only registrar in the department of obstetrics but also became assistant and then director of the department of venereology. He became adviser in venereology to the war office and because of this appointment he worked closely with Sir Alexander Fleming on the role of penicillin in the revolutionary treatment of venereal disease. Jack jointly published papers with Fleming on this subject.

Military service with the Royal Army Medical Corps then saw Jack in Egypt and Palestine. After …

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