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Biographical entry Brewin, Ernest Garside (1920 - 2010)

MB ChB Leeds 1945; ChM 1955; FRCS 1957.

22 February 1920
Batley, Yorkshire, UK
26 September 2010
Cardiothoracic surgeon and Thoracic surgeon


Ernest Garside Brewin was a consultant thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. He was born in Batley, Yorkshire, on 22 February 1930, the son of Willie Beaumont Brewin, a warehouse manager. His mother's maiden name was Garside. He was educated at Carlinghow Elementary School and then Batley Grammar School. He went on to study medicine in Leeds.

He was a house surgeon at the General Infirmary in Leeds, and then a demonstrator in physiology at the University of Leeds. He subsequently became a research fellow in cardiovascular surgery at Guy's Hospital, a lecturer in surgery at the University of Glasgow, and assistant director on the surgical unit and a surgeon at St Thomas' Hospital, London. He was then appointed to his consultant post at Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford.

He listed E R Flint in Leeds, P R Allison, Sir Charles Illingworth and Lord Brock as the surgeons who had most influenced him.

He was interested in music and the history of mathematics and science.

In 1950 he married Rhoda Eleanor Taylor. They had one daughter. Ernest Garside Brewin died on 26 September 2010, aged 80.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England