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Michael John Gilkes

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 02 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h545
  1. David Ingram, Alec Harden

After qualifying Michael John Gilkes worked as a ship’s surgeon and station medical officer to South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Whaling Fleet for two years. He retained an interest in the Antarctic and accumulated a huge library on this and many other topics. On returning to the UK, he was house surgeon at the Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital, after which he trained as an …

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