Gregory Anthony Hugh Cookson

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 27 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2963
  1. Toby Cookson

Gregory Anthony Hugh Cookson was born on 24 April 1928 in Bristol. He weighed 4 lbs at birth and spent the first month of his life sleeping in a cot made from a large cardboard shoe box balanced on top of a radiator to keep him warm.

His father was a general practitioner, and from an early age Gregory had an ambition to study medicine.

He was keen to study in Dublin, like his father, but …

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