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John Rizzo Naudi

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 24 March 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p685
  1. Joseph Rizzo Naudi

My father, John Rizzo Naudi, wanted to become a doctor from a young age. During the speech he gave when receiving his DSc (honoris causa) in 2019, he said:

“I was blessed with parents who valued education very highly, and when I was 10 years old, my mother encouraged me to become a doctor. She had worked as a schoolteacher, along with one of my aunts, and it was they who made sure not only that I studied hard, but that I understood continued learning forms an integral part of any successful career.”

In 1953, the year of his marriage to Lisette, he joined the Colonial Medical Service in Malaya, where he gained extensive medical and surgical experience. He had postings to …

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