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Lewis Johnman

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 21 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3870
  1. Alastair McNeill

Lewis Johnman was a medical practitioner whose intellect and personal qualities allowed him to make a significant contribution to the wider society and in particular to the Territorial Army Medical Services.

He was born on 10 October 1932 in Carmyle, at that time a small village close to the River Clyde and to the east of Glasgow. His parents must have instilled a sense of service in both their children, for his teacher sister when widowed and middle aged spent two years with Voluntary Service Overseas in rural China.

Louis (as he was always known) attended Hutcheson Boys’ Grammar School in Glasgow, where he was consistently in the top academic stream: indeed he was among the top 10 places in the Glasgow University bursary exam, which …

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