Obituaries

Frank Alfred Schiess

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7504.1393-d (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1393

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Macclesfield (b 1940; q Middlesex Hospital, London, 1963), died from a heart attack on 9 December 2004.

Frank Schiess was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Macclesfield for nearly 20 years. His particular interest lay with surgery of the spine, and his opinion was increasingly sought after in legal quarters. Frank was born in Singapore. In the face of the imminent arrival of the Japanese he and his mother escaped to Perth in Western Australia. After the war in the Pacific was over, he and his mother moved first to Switzerland and then to London. Frank did house jobs at the Middlesex and then held posts at Manchester Royal Infirmary, including a period as lecturer. Frank was an avid reader. He leaves a wife, Diana, and three children.

[Robert Neill]

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