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John Wales

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 29 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4879
  1. John Cookson

John Michael Wales was brought up in Cambridge and educated at the Perse School. Between school and university he had a short spell as assistant chemistry school teacher; notable for the creation of explosions in the school playground. At Cambridge he went to Queens’ College and then proceeded to Barts for clinical training. House posts in Warwick followed, where, as well as medicine, he acquired some medical political skills from one of his chiefs. Rather more importantly, he met and married Caroline. His senior registrar post was in Southampton with Jack Howell and Bill Macleod. He pursued research into …

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