Ronald White-Cooper was born in South Africa, but trained as a doctor at St Barts in London. He served as a doctor on the Western Front 1914-18, before returning to a post at Great Ormond Street hospital. He moved to Devon to work as a GP between 1920-49. His memoirs, published as Call the Doctor, were found in an old trunk in an attic and have been edited by his granddaughter Deborah White-Cooper, a trained journalist who has worked as a television production executive.
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