John Hunter Annan

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:98

Former consultant orthopaedic surgeon Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (b 1915; q Edinburgh 1938; FRCS Ed), d 24 January 2004.

Hunter Annan joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1940. He was taken prisoner of war, and later transferred to a PoW hospital, becoming medical officer to the British and American section. Although inexperienced he carried out many operations over the next two years. He was mentioned in dispatches three times. In 1954 he was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, retiring in 1980. His special interests were paediatric orthopaedics and leg equalisation. He leaves a wife, Muriel; three children; and seven grandchildren.

H Marshall Williams


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