John Robert (Robin) BlackburneDavid John GeeBarbara Cunningham KingDavid ManderJohn Leicester Sharp

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:518

John Robert (Robin) Blackburne

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Consultant surgeon Hull Royal Infirmary, Victoria Children's Hospital, and East Riding Hospitals 1945-74 (b Buenos Aires 1909; q London 1932; FRCS, DSc (Hon Causa)), died from bronchopneumonia on 16 July 2001. When he first went to Hull in 1936, he did general surgery in all the specialties except ophthalmology. He was a dedicated BMA man and served on several committees, both nationally and locally. Robin was called up to the Royal Army Medical Corps two days before war was declared. He served in France and Belgium and was evacuated from the beaches at Dunkirk in 1940. He was subsequently posted to West Africa, but returned to the United Kingdom for the invasion of Europe, evacuating and treating casualties from the beaches at Arromanche. He was then posted to India and was later sent with a hospital ship for the invasion of Burma at Rangoon. When in 1945 the senior consultant surgeon at the Hull Royal Infirmary retired, Robin was out of …

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