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George Sydney AndersonDavid Paul de BonoJohn McKeeMichael Seddon

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:127

George Sydney Anderson

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Consultant pathologist Colchester and District Hospital, 1962-88 (b Wallsend on Tyne 1924; q Newcastle upon Tyne 1948; MD, FRCPath), died from pancreatic carcinoma on 28 February 1999. He spent a year as a ship's surgeon before returning to the Royal Victoria Infirmary to begin his chosen career. His experience was broadened by fellowships to Germany and the United States before he accepted a post at Colchester. George continued to build up the pathology department; he was an effective committee man, and was active in postgraduate education, being instrumental in establishing the Colchester and North-East Essex Postgraduate Medical Centre and serving as its first clinical tutor. In his youth he had been a distinguished soccer player and had once played with the legendary Tyneside idol, Jackie Milburn. In retirement he worked on improving his golf and he and his wife were generous hosts. He …

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