Derrick Dexter

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 22 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2308
  1. David Dexter

Derrick Dexter was born to a poor, working class family in a south Yorkshire mining town. He worked hard at school, gaining a place at medical school at Sheffield University, where he was supported by scholarships, winning the gold medal in pathology. He met his wife to be, Kathleen, at the tennis courts in Sheffield University, a relationship that lasted over 65 years and produced two boys, David (a …

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