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Biographical entry Bell, Leighton Craig (1923 - 2013)

MB BCh BAO Belfast 1945; FRCS 1952.

17 February 1923
Bangor, County Down
5 May 2013
Ramsey, Cambridge
General surgeon and Thoracic surgeon


Leighton Craig Bell was a consultant general surgeon at Pontefract, Castleford and Goole hospitals. He was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, on 17 February 1923 and studied medicine at Queen's University Belfast, qualifying MB BCh BAO in 1945. He gained his FRCS in 1952.

Prior to his consultant appointment, he was a senior surgeon to the government of Bahrain, a senior registrar in thoracic surgery to Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, and a research fellow in thoracic surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Leighton Craig Bell died on 5 May 2013 in Ramsey, Cambridge. He was 90.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England