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Keith Budd

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 23 October 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4073
  1. Simon Budd,
  2. Carolyn Evans

Keith Budd was born to Violet and Hampton in Bournville, Birmingham. He was educated at King’s Norton grammar school before reading medicine at the University of Leeds. After his house years, he worked in casualty with the legendary “Father” Ellis and found time to write and perform in the hospital pantomime. He trained in anaesthetics in Leeds, gaining FFARCS (later FRCA) in 1968. He spent two years as physician in clinical research with Pfizer (1968-70), when he became a founder member of the Pain Society. He returned to Leeds before being appointed as consultant in Bradford in 1972.

He set up first the obstetric epidural service and then the pain service in Bradford, which became internationally renowned, finishing his career as consultant in pain management …

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