• David Sells Hurwood: Guys Medical Student

    In 1945, while still a medical student, David volunteered for service in Europe at Belsen concentration camp. Upon his return it was discovered that he had contracted tuberculosis and at one stage he was not expected to survive.  344 total views

  • John Reynolds – Medical Student

    “It deeply affected him and his trust in human nature,” says Anne Stephenson of her father John Reynolds, one of 95 London medical students who arrived at the notorious Belsen concentration camp in May 1945 to help care for survivors wracked by disease and starvation.  395 total views

  • John Hankinson, Medical Student

    John was born on 10 March 1919 in Ramsbottom in Lancashire and was proud of his half-Irish parentage. After schooling in Thornleigh College, Bolton, he graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1946.  466 total views

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    Alan MacAuslan – Medical Student

    While studying at St Thomas’ Hospital, medical student Alan MacAuslan joined a volunteer party of aid relief comprising of medical students from London’s teaching hospitals.  481 total views

  • ‘Dick’ Everett Jenkins – Medical Student

    In April 1945, just before the Second World War ended, nearly 100 medical students from across London volunteered to support the British army. In this group, there were students from St Mary’s Medical School and Westminster Medical School, two of the schools that formed Imperial College School of Medicine. 75 years on, we want to share their stories and celebrate their courage.  280 total views

  • Arnold Peter Meiklejohn

    Arnold Peter Meiklejohn (1909 – 14 June 1961), known as Peter Meiklejohn, was an English physician and academic, specializing in nutrition.  600 total views

  • Medical Students

    The Friends of Blackheath Halls presented this fascinating talk by Professor Stephen Challacombe on 30th September 2020.  284 total views