Thomas John PhillipsBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1404 (Published 07 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1404
- Eric Ward,
- David Beard,
- 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 …