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Stephen Charles Wyndham Rowlands

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 12 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4256
  1. Megan Rowlands

Stephen Charles Wyndham Rowlands (“Steve”) went to St Mary’s medical school as a promising scrum half, hoping to play a high level of rugby. Alongside his studies he did just that and qualified as a doctor in 1976. He started a career in anaesthetics, but he soon realised he liked his patients to be awake, and made the change to general practice in 1980.

His first training post to this end was in obstetrics at Northwick Park Hospital. Here he met Chris, a midwife, who was to become his wife of 36 years and mother to their three children. Ever one to seek adventure, Steve took a …

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