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Biographical entry Orton, Peggy Kathleen Lillian (1914 - 2009)

MRCS LRCP 1943; DLO 1947; FRCS 1955.

8 March 1914
2 January 2009
ENT surgeon


Peggy Kathleen Lillian Orton was a consultant ENT surgeon at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, London, and the South London Hospital for Women and Children. She was born on 8 March 1914 and studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London. She qualified with the conjoint diploma in 1943, gained her diploma in laryngology and otology in 1947 and her FRCS in 1955.

Prior to her consultant appointments, she was a house surgeon at the Royal Cancer Hospital, a senior registrar in the ENT department at the Royal Free and a first assistant in the aural department of the London Hospital.

Peggy Kathleen Lillian Orton died on 2 January 2009. She was 94.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England