Anthony James MoonBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3917 (Published 21 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3917
- Janet Squire
Anthony James Moon (“Tony”) was educated at St Paul’s School, London. He always wanted to be a doctor, but at the time of qualifying he self diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis, a factor that was to shape his whole professional life. Treatment then consisted of rest, and it was a full year later that he began work at the Wellhouse Hospital, London, and later the Brompton Hospital. At the Wellhouse he met his wife, Jean, a fellow doctor, and they married in 1947, the year that Tony obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians.
Unfortunately the TB persisted, and in 1949 Tony …