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Jeffrey Michael Dolphin

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1847 (Published 23 July 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1847
  1. Mandy Beinder,
  2. Sue Fray,
  3. Nick Dolphin

Jeffrey Michael Dolphin (“Jeff”) Dolphin was senior consultant surgeon at Walsall and District General hospitals. He was born to Raymond and Joyce Dolphin. He grew up in Harborne, Birmingham, and was educated at King Edwards Five Ways and King Edwards High School, Edgbaston. His father was a research scientist and was keen for Jeff to study metallurgy. However, influenced by his future wife, Peggy, whose ambition was to go into nursing, Jeff chose to study chemistry, physics, and biology in what was called the “medical sixth.”

After qualifying he undertook his house officer posts at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He then took a short service commission …

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