Sir Francis Richard Fraser (1885-1964)
A Canny Scot Shapes British Medicine

By Alexander G. Bearn
March 2008
Book Guild
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781846242076
114 pages, Illustrated, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4"
$29.95 Hardcover

Born in Edinburgh in 1885, Sir Francis Fraser helped revolutionise medical education and nurtured generations of researchers and practitioners in the wake of World War II, throughout which he directed the nation's Emergency Medical Services. In this concise, elegantly written and carefully researched biography, Alexander G. Bearn - himself a distinguished Professor of Medicine - surveys the career of this formidable and energetic Scotsman, bringing together a wealth of material from public and private archives and interviews with surviving relatives.

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