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Hugh Alexander McDonald

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 27 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2992
  1. Caroline Buddery

    Hugh Alexander McDonald was a distinguished general surgeon who, two years before the inception of the National Health Service in July 1948, was appointed to the former Great Yarmouth General Hospital, where he made such an impact on the practice of surgery that there can be few families in Great Yarmouth who have not benefited from his consummate skill.

    He was born in London on 29 May 1914, and educated at Bishops Stortford Public School, where he was a boarder. He trained at Guy’s Hospital, where …

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