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George Edward Foster

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 28 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6163
  1. Dale Vimalachandran,
  2. Linda Jane Fleming

George Edward Foster was born in Liverpool. Encouraged to study medicine by his mother, he was awarded a scholarship to Liverpool University. He enjoyed his student days, recalling that he tried not to drink too much at least once or twice a week.

After house jobs in Liverpool, he became a demonstrator and lecturer in anatomy in the city for three years. During this time he passed part 1 of the FRCS and completed an MD in neurobiology. The latter work lead to the first of many published papers and a lifelong interest in research.

George returned to surgical training in 1972 at …

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