n South African Medical Journal - Peter Herbert Beighton : the man behind the Festschrift : preface




Prof. Peter Beighton was born in England in 1934 and qualified in medicine at St. Mary's Hospital, University of London in 1957. After a series of internships, he completed his National Service as a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, then as a Medical Officer in the Parachute Regiment and with the United Nations forces during the Congo crisis. In 1962, he began his training in internal medicine at St. Thomas' Hospital, London and from 1968 to 1969 he held a research fellowship in clinical genetics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA. He subsequently undertook investigations in the Sahara desert and epidemiologic studies on Easter Island and in Southern Africa.


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