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Maurice George Philpott

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 10 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2526
  1. Nicholas Philpott

Maurice George Philpott was born in London and attended Hitchin Grammar School after his family moved to Welwyn Garden City in the early 1920s. At school he developed a deep interest in science and aspired to become a doctor from an early age. He was also a keen member of the school Scout troop, which developed his enthusiasm for travel, preferably with a Spartan edge. After qualifying, his early interest in paediatrics was marked by his attaining a DCH in 1944.

Much of his service in the Royal Army Medical Corps was spent on the hospital ship Oxfordshire, repatriating sick and wounded military personnel to many parts of the …

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