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Douglas Andrew Campbell Reid

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:240

Former consultant plastic surgeon Sheffield (b 1921; q The London Hospital; FRCS), died from senile myocardial degeneration and renal failure on 16 August 2005.

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Douglas Campbell Reid played a large part in establishing hand surgery in the United Kingdom, firstly in Derby and then Sheffield. In 1956 he was a founder member of the Second Hand Club, which became the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. In 1969 he recovered from sudden catastrophic left ventricular heart failure to return to consultant practice and serve on the council of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, becoming president in 1978. He also served on the council of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Douglas was honoured as a pioneer in hand surgery by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand. Predeceased by his wife, Joyce, he leaves three children.

[Hugh Henderson]


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