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Merton Brookes

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 29 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6707
  1. Lesley Wiseman

Merton Brookes grew up during the Depression in a poor immigrant family and won a state scholarship to Manchester Grammar School. His wartime medical studies were accompanied by challenges at home owing to the internment of his Austrian-Jewish father, and additional responsibilities as a trainee officer, fire watcher, and air raid warden. As a senior medical student, Merton was given charge of Waffen …

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