Francis Patrick Marsh

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 14 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1052
  1. John Cunningham

Francis Patrick Marsh (“Frank”) was born in Birmingham in 1936 and moved to Leeds with his family in early childhood. The son of Horatio and Violet Marsh, he completed his schooling at Leeds Grammar School, from where he gained admission to Caius College, Cambridge, to read medicine, graduating with a first class honours degree in 1957. He then moved to the London Hospital Medical College as a clinical student, and his medical life thereafter revolved largely around the London Hospital and its associated medical college with sojourns at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital along the way. At the age of 34 years he was appointed as a senior lecturer on the medical unit at the London Hospital Medical College under Professor Clifford Wilson (of “Kimmelstiel-Wilson Kidney”) and later as a consultant physician to the London Hospital, a post …

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