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Francis Mills

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 28 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l409
  1. Florence Mills,
  2. Muriel Mills

Francis Mills was born in Ghana, west Africa, the second of eight children. Having completed his secondary education in Ghana, Francis’ prodigious talent enabled him to successfully secure a place to study medicine at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, in 1949, and he qualified as a doctor in 1955.

Francis started his medical career as a house surgeon in the general surgery department at Halifax General Hospital before transferring to the hospital’s rheumatology and physical medicine department.

In 1957 Francis returned to Ghana to take up a role of medical officer in the general surgery, obstetrics, and gynaecology department …

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