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John Desmond Taylor

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 10 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5529
  1. Geoff Koffman

John Desmond Taylor studied medicine at Cambridge, where he rowed for Selwyn College, then at Guy’s, where he remembered attending the wards as a child with his father, a distinguished Guy’s-trained cardiac surgeon. This sparked his fascination for surgery, reinforced by a surgical house job with Ian McColl (later Lord McColl of Dulwich) and a cardiothoracic senior house officer post, also at Guy’s. John completed his training …

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