I am indebted to the Centre of the History of Medicine. As a rather green, blinkered medical student who had a fairly narrow education, I applied for a place to do an intercalated bachelors degree at the Centre in the mid eighties. I have always looked back to the time as life changing. I learnt about the rigour of history, the art of enquiry and cultural exposition. In this year, I grew up, and understood so much better about mankind and society. I became more respectful of others and of the privileges I had as a doctor in training. How could anyone be contemplating losing the opportunities for future students?
Dr John Lee
Consultant in Pain Medicine
UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust