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ON May 7, 2013, John Arthur Hammond, PhD, DVSM, DTVM, DAP&E, of 61 Fountainhall Road, Edinburgh. Dr Hammond qualified from London in 1948.
M. M. H. Sewell writes: John Arthur Hammond belonged to a well-established farming family in Norfolk, the great-grandson of a veterinary surgeon and the nephew of the eminent physiologist, veterinarian and pioneer in artificial insemination, Sir John Hammond. It was his consistent delight to return to Norfolk on every appropriate occasion. In the family tradition, John was educated at Gresham's school, both in Holt and also in Newquay when the school was evacuated to Cornwall during the war. It was there that he developed his lifelong passion for cricket.
Within a year of graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 1948, John had obtained the Diploma in Veterinary State Medicine of the RCVS. He also gained one of the first Diplomas in Tropical Veterinary Medicine to be awarded by the University of Edinburgh, when the course restarted in 1956, as well as the Diploma in Applied Parasitology and Entomology from the London …
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