Gaius Backholer Sutton

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 31 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d658
  1. Andrew Sutton

Gaius Backholer Sutton was a singlehanded general practitioner, latterly in Tongue, Sutherland. An enthusiastic “amateur” anaesthetist; he served as principal medical officer anaesthetist in Umtata, South Africa.

He had a passion for gospel preaching, which he engaged in wherever he lived, and was a gifted precentor of the psalms. He leaves his beloved wife, Mary; three sons and two daughters; and six grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d658


  • Former general practitioner Tongue, Sutherland (b 1934; q Bristol 1957; DObstRCOG, DCH, DA), died from cancer of the prostate on 9 August 2010.

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