Norman CoulshedBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1165 (Published 01 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1165
- Chris Evans
Norman Coulshed laid the foundations for modern open heart surgery—firstly, at the cardiac unit at Sefton General Hospital, and, secondly, from 1982, at the newly named Cardiothoracic Centre at Broadgreen Hospital. A Liverpool graduate, who qualified in 1945, he was a through and through Lancastrian: he was born in Whitworth, lived in Banks, and was educated in Southport at King George V Grammar School, where he was captain of rugby and cricket.
His career was entirely on Merseyside. He obtained his MRCP in 1952 and MD in 1956; …