|Guys students 1957 Entry Jo Meyer, back row, 3rd from left (photo courtesy of Rosemary Millis)|
On learning we had passed 2nd MB, a party in the College; whisky in my beer, courtesy of John Stanford et al?? Reported to have earnestly advised Rosemary Millis to marry Jim Carmichael before passing out. Found unconscious in the Anatomy theatre by whom (?); taken to Front Surgery as "dead" but given Nikethemide just in case. Woke in a cubicle by the lovely night sister with a cup of tea. When she returned, she found me on the floor diligently wiping the last traces of thrown-up tea from the floor. I escaped before the daytime dragon came on duty and pushed my bike which seemed to have developed square wheels, home to Camberwell where my flat mates had decorated the place with rolls of loo paper inscribed, “Welcome Herr Doctor”.
First week on take-in as surgical ward clerk, (Eckhoff etc.) admitted a young lady who died of burns. Presented the case to Keith Simpson in the mortuary to a full house. Fear reached unheard of peak. Collapsed in embarrassment, never to recover when asked what she was wearing. “Her clothes killed her stupid boy”.
When Terence lead Guys to cup victory, three of us drove to Twickenham in my two seater 1932 open Austin 7. On the way home with 4 on board we decided to see how often we could circulate Eros at Piccadilly and were stopped by a kindly copper on I think 4th or 5th circuit and told to go home – they don’t dispense justice like that today.
Subsequently I spent some 40 very happy years doing paediatrics, specially neonatology but also a lot of general stuff, teaching, examining overseas and developing paediatric services in some non-European places
|Jo Meyer - front row, third from left D.C.H. Graduates - back row|