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Thomas Arthur Kemp

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (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 …

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