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Biographical entry Botting, Terence David John (1934 - 2005)

MRCS and FRCS 1963; MB ChB Birmingham 1957; LRCP 1963.

3 January 1934
Birmingham, UK
28 July 2005
Orthopaedic surgeon and Trauma surgeon


Terry Botting was an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon. He was born on 3 January 1934 in Birmingham. His father, Royston Eric Jack Botting, was a machine tool setter, and his mother was Jessica Sarah née Tidmarsh. He was educated at Bablake School, Coventry, and Birmingham University.

He became consultant and senior lecturer in orthopaedic and trauma surgery at Selly Oak and Birmingham Accident Hospitals. He was somewhat unconventional in appearance, with a penchant for wearing jazzy ties and white shoes: his patients would often place bets as to what he would be wearing on his ward rounds.

He married Diane Kathleen née Walsgrove in 1956, by whom he had three sons (Adrian Royston, Trevor George and Stephen David St John). She predeceased him in May 1986 and in 1987 he married for a second time, to Eunice Ann née Burrows. He retired in 1992, spent six months in France and then a year on a philosophy course at Warwick University. He also made frequent visits to Australia to visit his grandsons. He was a keen watercolourist and enjoyed golf and fly-fishing. He died suddenly at home on 28 July 2005.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information from Ann Botting.].

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