Mirza Basheer Baig

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 14 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4794
  1. Samina Baig

Mirza Basheer Baig was one of thousands of Indian doctors who answered the aspirational call in the 1950s and 60s to come and work for the NHS. Indeed, overseas doctors helped to maintain a smooth universal service. During a House of Lords debate in 1961, Lord Cohen of Birkenhead commented: “The whole of our hospital service would have collapsed had it not been for the enormous influx of junior …

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