John Anthony ChappelBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6858 (Published 04 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:h6858
- David Chappel
John Anthony Chappel was born in Yorkshire, the grandson of a miner. His father worked in banks and moved the family to London just after the war. John gained his first MB at school and deferred entrance to medical school until he had done national service as a radiographer with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Egypt.
He qualified from the Westminster Hospital and started to work in thoracic medicine. Having worked in London, he saw an advertisement for a post at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in …