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Arthur Evans, who died on 6 April, aged 84, was always known as Red; one never dared call him Arthur. His father was the principal of a theological college in south London and it was not surprising that his son should go into medicine. After education at Selhurst Grammar School for Boys, where he distinguished himself at rugby, he trained at the Middlesex Hospital beginning in October 1935. Because of the war, students at the time were encouraged to take the conjoint diploma so that they could start work for one of the armed services before taking the London MB. By the time he finished he was working as a junior resident assistant anaesthetist. Between February and August 1940 he was a house physician and worked with Dr T Isod Bennett, and he then moved with Dr Bennett to Stoke Mandeville until he joined the Royal …