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Round pegs round holes

magnet invited three people from very different paths to describe their chosen work and callings

Round pegs round holes

Nathan Coombs, Mark Wiggin, and Su Parrish

Nathan Coombs, Mark Wiggin, and Su Parrish

The surgeon

Nathan Coombs is a consultant general surgeon at Great Western Hospital, Swindon, specialising in breast cancer work. He has also worked with Mercy Ships in Cameroon, Guinea and Senegal.

Inspiration

I always had a scientific mind but also a hands-on approach. At 15 I had the opportunity to watch brain surgery at the surgeon’s elbow. I thought “I could do that!” I’ve never looked back.

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