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Gordon Blair Drummond

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 19 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1008
  1. Gordon Drummond (Junior)

    Gordon Blair Drummond died on 19 December 2009 at the age of 102, after a stroke a few weeks before. He was a general practitioner in the Hessle Road area of Hull. He was born on 30 December 1906 in Leith, Scotland. He had a scholarship to Leith Academy, and in 1925 was apprenticed as a pharmacist, qualifying in 1929. Two years later he started medical studies, funded by having worked as a pharmacist. He qualified LRCP LRCS in Edinburgh in 1936 and after a short time as a GP assistant in Hull returned to Edinburgh to work as a surgical resident in Leith Hospital for six months.

    He later claimed that no one would be able to survive longer: he lost about …

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