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Thomas John Phillips

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 07 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1404
  1. Eric Ward,
  2. David Beard,
  3. Jeremy Mills

Thomas John Phillips (“John”) came from Carmarthenshire farming stock and was proud of his Welsh roots.

A national service spell as surgeon lieutenant in the Royal Navy during 1960-2 saw some action in the “cod war,” and many a yarn it generated.

John’s further training in Carmarthen and Leeds led to his consultant appointment at the brand new Airedale General Hospital in 1970. His dedication, enthusiasm, and …

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