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Philip William Hutton

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 20 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5085
  1. Sarah Hutton

    Philip William Hutton, one of the oldest and longest subscribed members of the BMA (since 1934), made a significant contribution to the development of medical services and medical education in Uganda. He also pioneered NHS geriatric services in Britain in the1960s. In his long life he witnessed the last years of the British Empire, the founding of the NHS, and huge developments in medicine both in Britain and overseas.

    He was born in Nainital, British India, where his father, Charles Herbert Hutton, was an irrigation engineer in United Province (Uttar Pradesh). For the duration of the first world war his family lived in Kashmir, where in spring and summer they lived in a houseboat on the Dal Lake. After the war they came to England, where he was educated at Haileybury …

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