Obituary

Frank Samuel Preston

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.813 (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:813

An international authority on aviation medicine

After house jobs Frank joined the Royal Navy, serving on aircraft carriers in the Far East. This experience forged his fascination with aviation medicine. On demobilisation he joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, rising to the rank of surgeon captain, which led to his appointment as honorary physician to the Queen.


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Following a brief dalliance with anaesthetics Frank opted for a career in occupational medicine, joining British European Airways (BEA), …

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