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John Warburton Thompson

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 01 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6439
  1. Georgina Thompson

John Warburton Thompson loved medicine. Born in Guy’s Hospital, London, he attended the City of London School as choral scholar at the Temple Choir. He attended the London Hospital in 1943 as a Price scholar and did national service in the Royal Air Force Medical Corps in Sri Lanka. His pharmacology career started as a research assistant in the department of applied pharmacology at the medical unit of University College Hospital and the department of pharmacology at UCL. He set up the department of pharmacology with Professor Sir William Paton at the Royal College of Surgeons, where …

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