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IN tribute to Sherwin Alexis Hall (VR, August 30, 2014, vol 175, p 206), Bruce Vivash Jones writes: Sherwin Hall was born in 1928 at Aldborough Hatch, Ilford. In 1939 he entered Buckhurst Hill County High School in Essex. The war years led to him being evacuated for some time to a farm, which sparked an interest in animals. He was enamoured by horses and was a keen pony rider. At age 14 he saw a horse injured in an accident and watched a veterinary surgeon take charge, an experience that probably influenced his choice of career.
In 1948, after two years of National Service in the Royal Army Service Corps, Sherwin entered the Royal Veterinary College. There his interests developed towards large animals and livestock practice; he knew the type of veterinarian that he wanted to be when he qualified in 1953. While at College he met a student nurse, Elizabeth Jenefer Monro (Jenny), who was to become his wife and partner in a good marriage.
Following graduation Sherwin worked in practices in Hampshire and Dorset, building his knowledge of livestock disease, the understanding of disease process and methods of control. Following this path he joined the Veterinary Investigation Service in 1958.
After training at the laboratories at Weybridge, he was posted in 1959 to the Wolverhampton Veterinary …
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