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Darrel Orlando Ho-Yen

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 15 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3520
  1. Colan Maxwell Ho-Yen,
  2. Gregory Orlando Ho-Yen

“Did you see Darrel today? No, but he was definitely in—I heard him!” Darrel Orlando Ho-Yen’s laugh was his trademark and could indeed be heard from quite some distance, usually emanating from the canteen at Raigmore Hospital, where no doubt he was engaged in conversation with intrigued colleagues during a lunch of spam fritters. For Darrel, his laugh was more than an expression of joy, it was a tool, cultivated over a lifetime of many highs and lows and where hard work and a fighting spirit were always in abundance.

Darrel immigrated to London in 1962 from British Guyana and secured a place at Dundee University Medical School …

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