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Alan George Gordon

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 07 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l529
  1. Patrick Gordon

Alan George Gordon was born in Belfast, the youngest of four brothers, all of whom studied medicine at Queens University. He qualified in 1953, initially intending to be a GP. He wanted to complete his national service before applying for a partnership and took up a post as captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1955. He was posted to the new obstetric unit at the British Military Hospital in Hong Kong, where he worked until 1958. He completed training in gynaecology in Belfast, and met his wife to be, Mary, whom he married in 1963. He was appointed consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology in Hull in 1965, and led a busy professional life with a large patient following and regular on calls.

In 1968 he started using laparoscopy, initially for inspecting the …

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