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Cyril Cooling

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 27 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5756
  1. Richard Cooling

When Cyril Cooling won the coveted Bucknill scholarship to enter University College Hospital in 1941 he was the first pupil from his village school to gain entry to medical school, and the headmaster was so excited that he gave the whole school a day off. So he started his training through the London blitz, using his off-duty times to teach himself the saxophone so he could play in …

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