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IN tribute to Anthony Stuart King (VR, October 20, 2012, vol 171, p 405) Donald Kelly and Peter Biggs write: Tony King, who died on October 13, 2012, was an outstanding veterinary anatomist, teacher, research worker and university leader. He was born in Southend, Essex, in 1922, the youngest son of the Rector of Leigh on Sea. Following a family tradition, he was educated at Felsted School where he was a notable rifle marksman.
His entry into veterinary science was professionally and personally serendipitous in the extreme, since a family benefactor paid for him to attend the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). Tony then evacuated from London to the University of Reading, where he met his future wife, Zoë, in a physics practical class.
He graduated BSc and MRCVS in 1945 and joined Professor Jimmy McCunn as a junior lecturer in anatomy at the RVC. His first teaching role at the college appeared not to be a heavy one since Professor McCunn's academic schedule revolved around a penchant for long weekends that precluded teaching on Fridays and Mondays. During this period Tony undertook research on the …
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