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IN tribute to John Nicol (VR, May 4, 2013, vol 172, p 478), Margaret Nicol and Brian Arbuckle write: John Nicol died on April 21 at the age of 87. He was born in Fenwick, Ayrshire, into a farming family – his mother having milked cows just a few hours before his birth. The family moved to a Hertfordshire farm before the war, hiring a train to transport the animals. Following schooling in St Albans, John attended the Royal Veterinary College, which had been evacuated to Reading, and qualified in 1948.

His first job was in Cornwall and, as his future wife, Margaret, was still in Reading, he took the overnight sleeper to spend a day with her before returning on the next overnight sleeper. In …

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