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Thomas Linthorn Bradbeer

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 20 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6151
  1. Caroline Bradbeer

Thomas Linthorn Bradbeer (“Tom”), the son of a dentist and an avantgarde mother, boarded at Dartington Hall from the age of 5 until he was 8. He described a prevailing theory there that children should be allowed to choose whether to be taught or not. Tom chose not to. However, he later learned enough to qualify in medicine and gain the prestigious house officer post at St Mary’s surgical unit. It was unrelenting, day and night, with one half day off per month. He …

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