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Charles Kay Warrick

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:658

Former head, academic department of radiology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (b 1915; q St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1940; CBE, FRCS Ed, FRCR), d 18 June 2006.

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Charles initially trained in surgery but in 1946 became first assistant to the radiology department of the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he remained for the rest of his career. He was appointed clinical teacher in 1949 at the Medical School of the University of Durham, later Newcastle upon Tyne, becoming lecturer and head of the academic department of radiology from its foundation in 1961 until his retirement in 1980. He was a founder member of the International Skeletal Society, and his many publications on a wide variety of topics led to an honorary FRCP. He undertook committee and advisory duties too numerous to mention, including for the Royal College of Radiologists. He never married.

[Peter Hacking, Phil Owen]


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