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Richard John Pugh

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 10 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d148
  1. Kate Pugh

Richard John Pugh, known as Dick, was born in Cricklewood, London, but soon moved with his family to Welshpool, to grow up above his father’s chemist shop.

On qualifying as a doctor, Richard served as a squadron leader in the Royal Air Force and was stationed in Germany for two years. He then trained as a paediatrician at Great Ormond Street, London, and, after six years as a senior lecturer in Leeds at Leeds General Infirmary and at St James’s Hospital, he took up a consultant post at Hull Royal Infirmary.

To quote my father:

“In 1939 I began at Birmingham Medical School, which was then in a new …

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