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Stuart Craig Lennox

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1254 (Published 14 May 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1254
  1. Iain Lennox

Stuart Craig Lennox was born on 25 May 1932 in Aberdeen and died on 4 August 2018 at his home in Little Hadham, Hertfordshire.

He qualified from the London Hospital 1956 and was house officer at the London Hospital and Southend Hospital in 1956-57. His general surgical training was at the London Hospital in 1957-60 and his cardiothoracic training at the London Hospital, the National Heart Hospital, and the Brompton Hospital in 1960-68.

During 1961 he was tasked to build, in the department of experimental surgery at the London Hospital, a profound hypothermia unit for open heart surgery and to train a team to use it. When this was achieved a study was undertaken to determine the relation, between the temperatures at various sites in the brain and those in the oesophagus and nasopharynx, while altering the rate of cooling and rewarming and the level of CO2 of the dog. A similar study was made assessing brain function under varying conditions by monitoring single neurone activity. While a registrar at the National Heart Hospital, Mr Lennox was involved with work on heart and lung transplantation carried out at the Royal Veterinary College. Later at the London Hospital he studied the use of mitral valve homografts in dogs.

Mr Lennox was also involved in retrospective and prospective clinical studies. He undertook a study of the surgical results of surgery for oat cell carcinoma at the London Hospital …

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