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Peter Michael Hacking

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 03 December 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n3007
  1. Nigel Hacking

Peter Michael Hacking was born in Hendon, north London. He was evacuated to Exeter with his mother and brother, after his father joined the Royal Army Service Corps on the outbreak of war in 1939. He attended Exeter School and gained a scholarship to St John’s College, Cambridge, in 1949, and then an Oxford and Cambridge scholarship to the Middlesex Hospital, in 1950. In 1953 he was awarded the Lyell gold medal in surgical anatomy.

After two house jobs at the Middlesex Hospital, Peter did his national service. He was appointed officer cadet to the army apprentice school in Harrogate, Yorkshire, for two years.

He married Helen Mary Wellings at St Nicholas Church, Bathampton, on 27 June, 1953. Julie was born on 29 …

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