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Laurence Ian (“Pop”) Holmes-Smith

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1274
  1. Brian Dooley,
  2. Ralph Followell

    Laurence Ian Holmes-Smith (“Pop”) was born in Singapore, where his father worked as an engineer for Shell. The family returned home in 1933. He won an entrance scholarship to Uppingham, where he excelled at classics and sport. Before studying medicine he did national service in the Royal Artillery, playing …

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