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Biographical entry Barclay, Robert Christopher (1916 - 2009)

MRCS 1940; FRCS 1946; MA MB B Chir Cambridge 1942; LRCP 1940.

2 April 1916
2 January 2009
Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire
Thoracic surgeon


Robert Christopher Barclay was a consultant thoracic surgeon. Born on 2 April 1916 in Chippenham, he trained at St George's Hospital and qualified from Cambridge University in 1942. Passing the fellowship in 1946 he was house surgeon at St George's and then resident medical officer at the Royal Cancer Hospital. He moved to Oxford to become registrar at the Radcliff Infirmary before ending his medial career as consultant thoracic surgeon to the Nottingham City Hospital and associated Sanatoria. He was a fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

He died at his home in Thurgarton, Notts on Friday 2 January 2009, aged 92 years, survived by a Robert E. Barclay who may have been his son. His wife, Gwendoline E. Barclay, was living at the same address in 2004 but it is not known if she survived him.


Operations for hernia: nylon darn technique. Lancet 1948
Solid sarcomatous pulmonary artery (jointly) Brit j dis chest 1960

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