Lovely memories. I remember Dr Rees vividly. He was Dr Williams partner and lived and practiced in 2 Litherland Park, all through the war. He treated me for all the usual children’s infections of those days and I thought him wonderful. He moved into Dr Williams house and Dr Novak moved into number 2 at some time during the war, and my dad bought the house from him in 1948 when Dr Rees qualified as barrister and went to Newmarket to work. He was a thoroughly brilliant man and very charismatic. Although I never discussed it with him, he was the main reason I was attracted to study medicine.
About twenty years after he had left, I went to London on a course, and went into the library at the Royal College of G.P’s. This very distinguished looking elderly man looked up and said “You look familiar.Is your father Tom Mawdsley? I explained that he was right but my dad had been dead for the last eighteen years. Then I realised who he was and explained the truth influence he had had on me. He was really touched to hear it. I have been in debt to him for my much-loved and happy life. So this post has awakened so many good memories. Than you Jean."
Amazing how a chance meeting/experience can shape your life!
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