Neville Stidolph

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 10 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:356

Former consultant in urology and general surgery Whittington Hospital, London (b 1911; q St Mary's Hospital, London, 1937; BA (Oxon), FRCS), d 15 November 2005.

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Neville Stidolph came to Oxford from South Africa as a Rhodes scholar in 1932. In August 1939 he joined the Royal Air Force, being senior medical officer at RAF Scampton at the time of the 613 Squadron (Dam Buster) raid, and then wing commander accompanying the ground troops advancing through Burma. He was appointed consultant in urology and general surgery at Whittington Hospital, Highgate, in 1948, welcoming Commonwealth doctors as house surgeons, registrars, and senior registrars. Active in teaching and examining at the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1963 to 1974, he established a structured training course for overseas surgeons taking the fellowship examinations. Predeceased by his wife, Betty, in November 2004, he leaves two sons and four grandchildren.

[Paul Stidolph]


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