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Michael David Cameron

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 30 July 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1891
  1. Anthony Kenney

During the second world war, Michael David Cameron (“Mike”) was evacuated from his preparatory school in Rottingdean, Sussex, to South Africa and spent the war away from his parents, who were in India. He attended Michaelhouse in Natal. This was a very difficult time for him.

After the war he returned to England and began his medical studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He decided on a career in medicine although his first choice would have been archaeology, particularly of Egypt, which remained a lifetime interest.

There was then a shocking incident in India, when his father was in a motor car with a driver at the time of partition and independence. They came across an angry mob and the driver, who was of the wrong religion, was dragged from the car together with Mike Cameron’s father. Both were killed. Mike did his clinical studies at the Middlesex Hospital …

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