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Harvey Baker

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 01 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4945
  1. S S Bleehen

Harvey Baker was born in Leeds and was evacuated to Doncaster during the second world war. He gained a scholarship to Doncaster Grammar School and then went to Leeds University Medical School, where he qualified in 1954.

He did national service as a medical officer serving in Kenya in the Royal Army Medical Corps with a battalion of the King’s African Rifles at the time of the Mau Mau uprising. On his return he worked in Leeds and in 1959 obtained his membership of the Royal College of Physicians.

Harvey’s training in dermatology was lengthy and thorough, in Leeds, Newcastle, and then at the London Hospital in 1962. In 1965 he …

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