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The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Geoffrey Dean


This book is an account of more than sixty years of travel, medical research, and clinical practice. The author was born in Wales in 1918 and trained as a doctor in Liverpool before serving with distinction as a medical officer in Bomber Command. After the war he moved to South Africa, where he lived with his family for the next twenty years. During this period the author studied the epidemiology of porphyria, a disease that can cause paralysis; his book The Porphyrias was first published in 1963. He became Director of the Medico-Social Research Board of Ireland in 1968. The author's research ... More

Keywords: travel, medical research, clinical practice, Wales, Liverpool, medical officer, Bomber Command, South Africa, epidemiology, porphyria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780853237570
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314292


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Dean, author