Paul Dyson

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 24 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5025
  1. Mike Williams

Paul was born into a coalmining family in south Yorkshire just after the second world war and within months of the foundation of the NHS. He was educated at Hemsworth Grammar School and gained a place at Newcastle University to study zoology, from where he graduated with a BSc in 1969. As a zoologist he completed a PhD entitled “Pulmonary neoplasia, a cytodynamic study.” This may have stimulated his interest in cancer and its management as, soon after, he was accepted to study medicine at Newcastle Medical School. He self funded the following five years of study by combining his studies with various evening jobs, including driving taxis in and around Newcastle. He …

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