James Reginald Searle Barton

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 01 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2149
  1. Andrew Barton

James Reginald Searle Barton (“Jim”) eventually followed in his own father’s profession by specialising in eyes, but before that he enjoyed a rich and varied training path during which he encountered most aspects of medicine

The second world war forced him to readjust his career plan, and immediately after finishing at Uppingham School in 1942/3 he joined the Royal Engineers. After a period of officer training in Chatham and a six month course in engineering at Birmingham University, he sailed on a troop ship to India and for the next three years served …

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