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IN a further tribute to Lovell Robert Thomsett (VR, November 26, 2011, vol 169, p 588), A. P. Muckle writes: I was most fortunate to correspond with Robert Thomsett while I was researching and writing a history of my practice, Willett House (Boyde and Partners) of Staines some years ago. On hearing of my researches, he very kindly contacted me and offered to write some reminiscences from his time as a student seeing practice at Staines during the Second World War. In his letters he particularly remembered his hazardous commute from Osterley to Staines, watching the ‘buzz bombs’ dropping on Isleworth and Brentford. His recollections of his time as a student painted a vivid and interesting account of veterinary student life and veterinary practice during the war years. I reproduce some of them here as a tribute to a very kind gentleman who took the time and trouble to …

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