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Stephanie Saville

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 03 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3354
  1. Barbara Wright

The death took place, in Durham, on 30 June 2018, of Stephanie Saville, at the age of 91.

Born in Dublin, Stephanie Saville was educated at Hillcourt School and Trinity College. She had a distinguished career as an anaesthetist, holding appointments at the Royal City of Dublin Hospital; in Bath, Bristol, Albany (in Upstate New York); and again in Bath, before establishing herself in London. There, she worked for two years at St Bartholomew’s Hospital before being appointed to the Westminster Hospital as a senior registrar. In 1960, she was appointed consultant anaesthetist at St Stephen’s Hospital, a post which she held until her retirement in 1987. St Stephen’s Hospital, founded in 1876, closed in 1989: the merged Chelsea and Westminster Hospital currently occupies its site.

In 1954 Stephanie Saville was one of the earliest fellows by examination of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (the fellowship examination having been introduced towards the end of 1953). Anaesthetics had been …

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