Allan HulmeBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2274 (Published 12 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2274
- Edward C Hulme
Allan Hulme was born in June 1917 in Seaton Carew but spent his childhood in Stockport, Lancashire. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, where he was in receipt of a scholarship. In 1935, he won an exhibition at St John’s College, Cambridge, to read agricultural science. A year after going up to Cambridge, he decided that his true vocation lay in medicine, and the university and college authorities allowed him to switch courses. In 1939 he graduated BA in medicine.
Allan returned to Manchester to pursue his medical training at the Manchester Royal Infirmary as a house surgeon under the tutelage of Sir Geoffrey Jefferson, newly appointed professor of neurosurgery in the University of Manchester, a mentor for whom he developed the utmost regard and admiration. In 1942, Allan was appointed BChir. He also married Christine Annie …