Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor and me

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:485
  1. David Crosby, retired surgeon
  1. University Hospital of Wales

    In the late 1950s I became a surgical registrar at a well known hospital in South Wales, though I was still unsure where my future might lie. Shortly after my arrival, there was general excitement that the (reputedly) greatest living British surgeon, Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor, had accepted an invitation to come from London to see an unfortunate patient who had a malignant tumour affecting his pelvis. Subject to the patient's agreement and Sir Gordon's opinion, it was felt that a hindquarter amputation might be the …

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