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Bertram Gerard Moon

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 04 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1658
  1. Graham Moon

Bertram Gerard Moon (“Mickey”) was born into a large family, many of whom were teachers. He was his parents’ firstborn child, and three sisters followed. His father died when Mickey was just 9 years old, and his teacher aunts schooled him to success in the scholarship exams and ensured he was able to complete his secondary education at the then Wednesbury Boys High School. He excelled at sport and the sciences but, by his own admission, had little idea what he wanted to do for a career. Family and school intervened, and he took up an apprenticeship with Boots …

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