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Walter Sefton Suffern

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 18 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5618
  1. Alisdair Stewart,
  2. Hilary Fyson,
  3. Diana Page,
  4. Richard Suffern

Walter Sefton Suffern was born in Belfast and educated at Leeds Grammar School and Leeds University Medical School. He spent six months as a house physician at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, which was a steep learning curve.

In December 1942, he married a fellow medic, Alison Palmer, and within weeks set sail on an Atlantic convoy to North Africa and the Royal Army Medical Corps. …

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