David SuttonBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7395.934 (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:934
A pioneer in radiology and one of the most skilled arteriographers of his time
David Sutton was at the helm of the dramatic advances that took place in clinical radiology in the second half of the 20th century. His technical brilliance was combined with an analytical mind and a lucid literary style—both of which he ascribed to the rigours of a classical education—and kept him at the forefront of radiological writing and publishing up to a few days before he died.
He was born David Suchanitsky in Manchester to an impoverished Jewish immigrant family, who had fled persecution in Russia at the turn of the century. While he was a student at Manchester University, having won a scholarship there, the family name …