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Thomas Swan Matheson

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2279
  1. Jane Matheson,
  2. Ian Matheson

    Thomas Swan Matheson (“Tom”) was one of the last truly general surgeons, with a special interest in gastrointestinal surgery. He worked at a time when medical professionals managed, as well as practised, their work—predating targets and the current business management model. Tom was a “gentle-man,” treating patients as people, and is remembered …

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