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Paul Stuart Barclay

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:605

Former general practitioner Cromer (b 1915; q Cambridge/St Bartholomew's Hospital 1941; MC, DA), died from prostate cancer on 11 May 2006.

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Paul joined the Seaforth Highlanders and served with the Eighth Army in north Africa, Sicily, and Europe. In 1943 he received the Military Cross for rescuing casualties in the desert. After demobilisation he joined the Cromer practice and was soon also anaesthetist for Cromer Hospital. He was awarded the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's bronze medal for a night time rescue. His inaugural lecture as president of the Norwich Medico-Chirurgical Society was about the Norfolk victims of a rabid dog, including one of his patients, who in 1887 were treated by Louis Pasteur in Paris. He retired in 1979 and among many activities in Cromer became life president of Cromer Lifeboat Station. Predeceased by his wife, Biddy, he leaves four children and seven grandchildren.

[Alison Menzies, Ian T Miller]


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