Robert Lisle GaddBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7526.1207 (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1207
Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, 1967-86 (b Sale, Manchester, 1921; q Manchester 1945; MD, FRCS Ed, FRCOG), died from prostate cancer on 28 March 2005.
Lisle Gadd served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1946 to 1948 with the Cold-stream Guards in Italy, Palestine, and Greece, reaching the rank of major. After specialist training in Manchester and Liverpool, in 1959 he was appointed consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist for Ashton, Hyde, and Glossop, where he pioneered the clinical use of amniocentesis. In 1967 he left Ashton and was appointed consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, where he developed a first class pregnancy diabetic clinic. He leaves a wife, Veronica; three children; and three grandchildren.
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