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John Godfrey Fairer

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 03 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3352
  1. Joan Robinson

Educated at the Wyggeston School, Leicester, Worksop, and King’s College London, John Godfrey Fairer—universally known as “Dickie”—was on holiday in the south-west of England. just after qualifying and was taken ill and was admitted to hospital. While he was recovering, the consultant in charge offered him a job as his houseman. So began a period of junior doctor posts in Devon and Cornwall. His two oldest children were born in Devon, and this was also where he spent most of the last 18 years of his life.

Around 1956-57 Dickie was …

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