Michael James Boyle

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 09 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:612

Retired surgeon captain Royal Navy (b 1927; q Cambridge/St Thomas's Hospital, London, 1952; DLO 1960, OBE), died from heart failure on 18 February 2005.

Michael joined the Royal Navy in 1953 as a regular officer, being posted to HMS Owen for two years followed by service on Triumph, Gambia, and Sultan. Then followed five years at Royal Naval Hospital Malta, where he was the only ear, nose, and throat specialist, and four years on the Ark Royal. Michael later became staff medical officer to surgeon rear admiral (ships and establishment) and then fleet medical officer to commander in chief fleet. Predeceased by his first wife, Pamela, and his second wife, Naomi, he leaves a daughter and three grandchildren.

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