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Charles Jonathan Mortiboy Poole

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 07 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3161
  1. Adrian Hamlyn

My friend and colleague, Charles Jonathan Mortiboy Poole (“Jon”), was the only son of Leslie Poole, a noted ceramicist and inventor, and of Gwyndolene Mortiboy Poole (née Smith).

After Jon was born, the family moved from Birmingham to north London, where he received his education. A prizeman of Westminster Medical School, Jon (as he was always known), after an MD in neuroendocrinology, elected for occupational medicine. He started his early career in industry at British Steel and Rover, moving to Dudley and Walsall NHS Trust in the 1980s. But despite an energetic service to staff, local government and …

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