Donald John Carr HorwoodBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2754 (Published 29 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2754
- Jo Scott-Jones
Donald John Carr Horwood (“Don”) was born in Harrow, England, and after prolonged childhood illnesses interrupted his schooling he became determined to become either an engineer or a doctor. Despite humble beginnings, he persisted with his education, was admitted to and survived medical school through the war years, and went on to complete his clinical training at Charing Cross Hospital in London.
His starting salary in 1952 was four pounds ten a week, four pounds of which the hospital kept for board and lodging. During this time Don became interested and skilled in surgery and married Ruth, a fellow student.
Don and his young dentist wife moved to Uganda in …