David James Charley

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 22 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3073
  1. Stanley Pearson

    David James Charley was born on the 3 October 1918. He was educated at Taunton School and St Thomas’ Hospital, where he began his medical training in 1937, qualifying in January 1942, initially with the conjoint qualification. A deeply religious man, he had registered as a conscientious objector in May 1939 but was allowed to continue with his medical studies. On qualification he reconsidered his position as by now the atrocities associated with Hitler’s Germany were becoming known, and after three months’ experience in orthopaedics and three months in …

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