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Biographical entry Francis, Harold Hugh Gamlin ( - 2011)

BSc New Zealand 1938; MB ChB 1944; MRCOG 1950; FRCS Edin 1953; FRCS 1953; FRCOG 1959.

31 May 2011
Obstetric and gynaecological surgeon


Harold Hugh Gamlin Francis was a consultant obstetric and gynaecological surgeon at the United Liverpool Hospitals, and a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool Medical School. He studied medicine at Otago University, New Zealand, qualifying MB BS in 1944.

He was a house surgeon at Wellington Hospital, and then went to the UK for further training. He was a senior registrar at Liverpool Maternity Hospital before he was appointed to his consultant post.

During his career he held a New Zealand travelling scholarship in obstetrics and gynaecology from the University of Otago and a Bernhard Baron travelling scholarship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1960. He was a fellow of the North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society.

Predeceased by his wife, Winifred, Harold Hugh Gamlin Francis died at home on 31 May 2011, aged 92.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England