Thomas Arthur KempBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7488.422 (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:422
Consultant physician who twice captained England at rugby
Tom Kemp was an exceptional rugby player. While still a medical student he captained England at outside half in the two uncapped international matches in 1940. He captained England a second time in 1948 while he was a consultant physician at St Mary's Hospital, London.
After qualifying he rapidly obtained his MRCP while working at St Mary's and at Harefield Hospital before joining the army in 1943 as a medical specialist and serving in Egypt and Iraq. In 1947 he returned to St …