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Biographical entry Bland, Nicholas Chandos (1932 - 2005)

MRCS 1956; FRCS 1963; MB ChB Birmingham 1956; DCH 1959; DLO 1962; LRCP 1956.

Born
1932
Birmingham, UK
Died
9 November 2005
Occupation
ENT surgeon

Details

Nicholas Chandos Bland was a consultant ENT surgeon in Birmingham. He was born in Birmingham in 1932. His mother was Alice Harvey, Birmingham born and bred. He stayed in the city to study medicine, qualifying in 1956, and gaining his diploma in child health in 1959.

After qualifying, he was resident at various Birmingham hospitals, including Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham General Hospital. He developed a great interest in audiology and was responsible for establishing the Centre for Hearing Impaired at Western Road, providing a hearing aid service and hearing tests for a vast number of patients. He played a very active part in the assessment of deaf children, both at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and aural services at Birmingham City Council.

His interest in audiology was recognised by the British Association of Audiology, which elected him as their chairman. In 1967 he was jointly awarded the Alexander Wherner Piggott fellowship.

He was a well-read man, with a passion for trivia, even remembering the timetable for rail services in Hong Kong! He was a member of the Edgbaston Convention Rotary Club and took an active part when able to do so.

Following pancreatitis, he developed diabetes, which went out of control in the latter part of his life, giving rise to retinopathy, leading to early retirement as he could no longer carry out microsurgery. He was married to Hazel and they had two sons, Adrian and Symon. He died on 9 November 2005.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information from A Das Gupta].

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