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John Forrester Brown Wyper

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 20 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2962
  1. D J Wyper

    Dr John Wyper, who died on 8 June 2009, helped thousands of women during a long and distinguished medical career in Aberdeen. He was a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology with a particular interest in infertility and thus was able to help many northeast women desperately longing for a child. In contrast, by promoting Aberdeen’s family planning service he was instrumental in preventing many an unwanted conception.

    He was born in Motherwell in 1915, the son of a general practitioner. He attended Glasgow Academy, where he studied classics, and thereafter he attended Glasgow University as a medical student. At university he won many accolades and medals prior to graduating in 1937. His intentions after qualifying were divided between general practice, perhaps working with his father, and becoming a physician. As the threat of war was becoming imminent he chose to carry out general …

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