Bryan Ashworth

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 13 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f575
  1. E H Jellinek

Bryan Ashworth’s father was an engineer and had served as an observer in the Royal Flying Corps in the first world war. His mother had managed a hotel. Ashworth described his schooling as the least happy period of his life, but he did sufficiently well in examinations to receive a major county scholarship to see him through his medical studies. Clinical teaching at that period was at Dundee, where he had his first junior post as house physician to Dr (later Sir) Ian Hill. After further junior posts in the Manchester area he was called up to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps for two years, mostly in Ghana, which he seemed to …

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