Paul AbbeyBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3068 (Published 22 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3068
- Maurice Wallace,
- Tony Jefferis
After house jobs, Paul Abbey joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch as a squadron leader in India. He spent six years in general surgery before training in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery, at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and St Mary’s, Paddington.
Appointed consultant to Southampton in 1961, he moved to the Windsor Group of Hospitals in 1963, where he remained until retirement in 1985. He covered all ENT surgery, including microsurgery of the ear, major head and neck surgery, and hypophysectomy.
Paul made a significant contribution to local ENT services, developing an audiological assessment service and commissioning the ENT department at Wexham Park Hospital in 1966. He was a member of council for both the Royal Society of Medicine’s section of laryngology and the British Association of Otolaryngologists, latterly as treasurer.
He became a keen sailor and bridge player.
Paul had a vibrant personality and was a respected colleague. He leaves a widow, Joan; two children; and two grandchildren.
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Former consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon Windsor Group of Hospitals (b 6 January 1920; q The London 1944; FRCS, DLO), died from septicaemia on 10 September 2008.