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Biographical entry Todd, John Valentine (1912? - 2004)

TD; DL; MRCS and FRCS 1947; MCh Orth Liverpool 1938; MB BS Durham 1935; LRCP 1947.

30 September 2004
Orthopaedic surgeon


John Valentine Todd was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Newcastle Hospital and the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle. He was born in either 1912 or 1913 and studied medicine at Durham University, qualifying MB BS in 1935 and proceeded to Liverpool to specialise in orthopaedics. He was consultant orthopaedic surgeon to Tynemouth Infirmary before his appointments in Newcastle and also consultant orthopaedic surgeon to the Ministry of Pensions.

He served as a volunteer in the RAMC and, in 1967, was made Honorary Colonel of 201st (Northern) Field Hospital, RAMC (Volunteers). He was a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and a member of the BMA. He died on 30 September 2004, aged 91, in Petersfield Hospital after a short illness, survived by his son, David and daughter, Jane and grandchildren Charlie, Lucia and Georgia.

Tina Craig

Sources used to compile this entry: [Land forces of Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth at accessed on 14 July 2005.].

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