Obituaries

Robert William Nicholson

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5029 (Published 24 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5029
  1. Andrew Evans

Robert William Nicholson was born in 1948 and educated at Altrincham Grammar School and Manchester University Medical School. He gained the degree of MB ChB in June 1971, passing with distinction in surgery and also winning the Dunville prize in surgery. He secured his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1976. In 1980 he was awarded an MD from the University of Manchester for his work on hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scanning. His postgraduate training took place in Manchester, and it was while working at Manchester Royal Infirmary that he became interested in the subspecialty of coloproctology. He spent a sabbatical period at St Mark’s Hospital in London, where he worked with John Northover and James …

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