Raphael Balcon

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 08 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1077
  1. Nicholas Brooks

A post-registration fellowship at Wayne State University, Michigan, kindled Raphael Balcon’s fascination with cardiovascular science. He returned to take up a British Heart Foundation research fellowship and then to become senior registrar at the National Heart Hospital.

He joined the staff of the London Chest Hospital in 1970, and under his leadership it was to become a renowned …

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