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Kenneth Aubrey Stewart

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 13 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5522
  1. John Sandford-Smith

Kenneth Aubrey Stewart (always known as Aubrey) was born in Belfast on 10 August 1925 and died from old age on 6 April 2019, aged 93. He spent his childhood in Northern Ireland and obtained his medical degree at Queen’s University Belfast. After qualifying he came to England, decided on a career in anaesthesia, and rotated through various junior hospital posts. He did his national service in the Royal Air Force as an anaesthetist at RAF Hospital Ely, and completed his training as a senior registrar in Cardiff. Cardiff had one of the few academic units in the country at that time, but much more importantly, it was where Aubrey met his future wife, Susan, a physiotherapist, and they were married in 1960. That same year he was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist in Leicester. He worked at all the …

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