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Philip Henry Sutton

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 13 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2852
  1. N Alan Green,
  2. Geoffrey Sutton

    Philip Henry Sutton was born in Canton, China, where his father was a silk merchant. After schooling at Gresham’s, he entered King’s College, London, for his preclinical training and gained a BSc in physiology. Although joint prize winner in the third year, he failed to get a house appointment at the Westminster and went to the Radcliffe Infirmary.

    In October 1940 he witnessed London “burning” in the distance. He entered the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) and …

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