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Peter Leo Frank

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 27 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5689
  1. Mark B Gabbay

Peter Leo Frank was born in Prague. His education was interrupted by spending the war years in a series of concentration and slave labour camps. He put his survival down to the care and protection of a French doctor, for whom he was able to translate (owing to his fluency in French and German) and resolved to practise medicine in his honour. Having “flown to England in the belly of a Lancaster” at the end of the war to join his father in Macclesfield, he rapidly caught up on his education before attending Manchester Medical School. He trained in orthopaedic and trauma surgery …

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