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Terence Edward O’Brien

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 22 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1252
  1. J C Tresadern

Born in Birkenhead, Terence Edward O’Brien (“Terry”) attended St Anselm’s Roman Catholic Grammar School, from where he gained a scholarship to Stonyhurst College. After qualifying and doing basic posts at Clatterbridge and Arrow Park hospitals he opted to broaden his horizons by signing on as a ship’s doctor with P & O cruise lines.

On leaving the sea, Terry undertook his early surgical training at Northampton hospital, gaining his FRCS (Edinburgh) in March 1974. He then went back to sea for a couple more years. He used to tell memorable anecdotes of …

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