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David Walter Millard

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 30 July 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1895
  1. Sheila Millard,
  2. Peter Agulnik

David Walter Millard can be regarded as an unsung hero of psychiatry, who applied his interest in the social aspects of psychiatry in a number of influential ways. After qualifying and a short service commission as a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps, he embarked on psychiatric training at Rubery Hill Hospital in Birmingham. There he experienced the therapeutic community run by John Yerburgh, which shaped his future interests and career choices. He moved to Sir William Trethowan’s professorial unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham., where he established a therapeutic community on Ward North 5A. He returned to Rubery as a young consultant, where he was instrumental with others in building a third therapeutic community. After …

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