Brian Creamer

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:909

Gastroenterologist who became the driving force behind a major London medical school merger

Brian Creamer was a gastroenterologist and dean of St Thomas's Medical School. The latter role was a poisoned chalice, because the 1968 Royal Commission (Todd) report on medical education in London had already recommended the creation of larger pre-clinical medical schools by pairing them. Soon after Creamer's appointment as dean in 1979, the University Working Party considered the closure of some pre-clinical schools. Creamer rose to this challenge, realising that the one way to …

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