Month: June 2016

Home of Fred the Snake (and Dr. Peter)

Down memory lane into the 1950s. Reconnecting with John Willson and John Bulmer.

  Over the last few weeks I have rediscovered and written about my first endoscopy assistants (Sue Wallace and Judy Caddy) at St Thomas’s in London in the late 1960s, and visited and honored my best old friend (Dick McCray) from 1971. And the fun continues, even further back into the 1950s…. Last weekend I…
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Honoring my best old friend

I went to visit Dick McCray this week. Sadly he is unwell. We met first in 1971 in New York. I was on my first trip to USA, traveling across west to east on my way back to England after spending 3 weeks in Japan looking at and learning a breakthrough technique that became known…
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Wow! Messages from 45 years ago

Amazing emails last week, from Sue and Judy, who helped me get started on my endoscopy career. Around 1970 I was running a small GI endoscopy service at St Thomas’s Hospital in London (although still officially in training). There were few resources and no one knew how it would all blossom into a huge industry.…
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