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Victor Stanley Brookes

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 27 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2996
  1. Richard Viney

    Victor Stanley Brookes was born in Dudley in late November 1920. Victor and his younger brother were orphaned at a young age and were raised by a local apothecary, giving him his first taste of medicine. He attended Dudley Grammar School from 1932 to 1938, where he won the prestigious Ironmasters prize, as well as prizes in physics, chemistry, biology, and English. He won the Dudley Guest Hospital Scholarship to study medicine at Birmingham University Medical School. While attaining his MB ChB with first class honours in 1943 he secured the Queen’s scholarship twice, the Ingleby scholarship, …

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