Clement Grimshaw

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 24 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1274

Former thoracic surgeon Oxford (b Batley, Yorkshire, 1915; q Edinburgh 1938; MA, FRCS, FRCS Ed), died from congestive heart failure on 25 August 2005.

After qualifying Clem Grimshaw did a year in general practice at the Royal Infirmary in Perth. Awaiting the call to national service, he took a temporary post in the obstetrical department at Hope Hospital, Salford, but after two surgeons died in the Blitz he was retained for general surgical duties. He later served in the Far East with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Clem was appointed as second consultant thoracic surgeon to the United Oxford Hospitals and the regional board in 1954 and retired at the age of 63 to enjoy more time in the company of his wife, Hilde, and four daughters.

[Libby Grimshaw]


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