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Peter Joseph Wilkinson Monks

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 11 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3857
  1. P Sleight,
  2. V Sleight,
  3. A Dawson,
  4. N Januszewski

Peter Joseph Wilkinson Monks was born in Warrington, Cheshire, and studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. His preclinical training was relocated to Cambridge during the war. He was a medical student and junior doctor during the second world war, treating casualties of the London Blitz and experiencing direct bombing of the hospital itself. After the war, in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, he met and married Phyl (Phyllis), a young officer in the WRNS.

His initial appointment was as surgeon lieutenant at Greenwich Hospital, and …

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