Peter Alan Trott

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 07 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3771
  1. Alan McKinna,
  2. Rosemary Millis

Peter Alan Trott was not one to be deterred by adversity. Despite severe polio during national service he achieved a successful career in pathology. Having been educated at Repton School he read medicine at St John’s College, Cambridge. After his house jobs he was posted as resident medical officer to 2/7 Gurkha Rifles in Singapore, where he contracted a virulent polio infection. He was repatriated in an iron lung, straight to Stoke Mandeville and the inspiring Ludwig Guttmann. There he met a South African nurse, …

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