John JohnsonBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b135 (Published 20 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b135
- Graham Johnson
John Johnson—“JJ” as he was known in hospital circles—was brought up in a working class home in industrial Manchester during the 1930s. His parents placed a high priority on education: his elder brother Bill studied engineering and later became professor of mechanics in Manchester, Cambridge, and Purdue, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States.
JJ’s medical training in Manchester ran parallel with that of Margaret Yates, who graduated BA (Hons), and they married …