Anthony Stedman (“Tim”) Till

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:974

Former consultant surgeon Oxford (b 1909; q Cambridge/Middlesex Hospital, London, 1934; MA (Cantab), MA (Oxon), FRCS), d 31 August 2006.

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Anthony Stedman Till (“Tim”) enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1940 and was taken prisoner in Cos. In prison camp in Germany he operated not only on fellow prisoners but also the local population as he spoke fluent German. He later crossed the Rhine with the 181st Field Ambulance and was in the first party to enter Belsen. After the war he was appointed consultant surgeon in Oxford, developing a special interest in thyroid and abdominal surgery. He was president of the Association of Surgeons and of the Section of Surgery of the Royal Society of Medicine, as well as examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. Predeceased by a daughter, he leaves a wife, Joan; three daughters; and 10 grandchildren.

[Joe Smith]


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