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Howard Michael Parsons

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 22 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6679
  1. Luise Parsons

Born to a family of butchers at home in Paddington, London, during a Zeppelin raid, Howard Michael Parsons (“Michael”) went to school at Radley College and qualified MRCS, LRCP from University College Hospital, London, in July 1942. He was one of the medical students taken to Cardiff by Professor Max Rosenheim to fast track their training during the second world war. He initially joined the Royal Army Medical Corps but soon was recruited into the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) and saw active service as medical officer in North Africa and Italy. He was proud of belonging to the LRDG and wrote home to his father detailing his service in Albania, where he was parachuted in at dead of night to treat …

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