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Alan Gerald Amias

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 04 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1938
  1. Alasdair Fraser

Born and brought up in the East End of London, Alan Gerald Amias was sent away at the age of 11 as an evacuee, like many other war time children, to escape the bombing. He ended up in Bedford, his education disrupted and resulting distress always remembered. Nevertheless, on returning to London after two years, he achieved an early entry to medical school and after qualifying held house officer appointments at University College Hospital. After national service, when he was posted to an army hospital in Germany, he continued his specialist training. This followed the well trodden path, in those days, of obtaining junior posts in several specialised hospitals for postgraduate training and finally becoming a …

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