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Obituaries

Michael Courtenay

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3350 (Published 03 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3350

Opinion

Richard Smith: What I learnt from brief encounters with a GP whose obituary I’ve just reada

  1. Michael Courtenay

Michael Courtenay (“Mike”) came late to medicine, after serving in the Royal Engineers in wartime, and was offered a partnership at a time when openings were rare. His senior partner, G C Canaval, who had been interned by the Japanese in Hong Kong, was, in essence, his trainer. Under the pressure of practice in …

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