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Peter Morgan Sutton

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 31 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2466
  1. Helen Sutton

Peter Morgan Sutton was the older son of Sir Graham and Lady Doris Sutton. After receiving his education at Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury, and Wrekin College, Wellington, he trained in medicine at University College London, where he obtained an honours degree in anatomy, and at University College Hospital Medical School. Sutton specialised in the branch of pathology then known as morbid anatomy—the study of changes in organs and tissues, caused by disease. Successive promotions from Graham Scholar led to his becoming reader at UCH Medical School, and honorary consultant at the hospital. He also spent a year in the US, as a visiting professor in Pittsburgh.

Sutton was a superb diagnostic surgical pathologist and an outstanding teacher: known for his enthusiasm and clarity in formal lectures to medical students, over the microscope and across the autopsy table, always leavened by his impish sense of humour and lack of pomposity. He was an influential and caring mentor to trainee pathologists, quietly but effectively managing their professional development and always approachable and …

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