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John Moran

Lord Moran of Manton was Sir Winston Churchill’s doctor for twenty-five years until his death in 1965 at the age of ninety. He held the presidency of the Royal College of Physicians for nine years, longer than anyone in the century during which the organisation held democratic elections. He received his medical training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. During the First World War, he was a medical officer in the Royal Fusiliers for two-and-a-half years. He was awarded the Military Cross and the Italian Silver Medal for Valour. Following the war, in 1920 he was appointed the dean of St Mary’s Medical School, a post he held for twenty-five years. He was knighted in 1938 and created a peer in 1943. He is the author of Winston Churchill: The Struggle for Survival, 1940-1965. Lord Moran died in 1977 at the age of 94.
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