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Biographical entry Kelham, Bernard Harold (1928 - 1962)

MRCS and FRCS 11 June 1958; FRCSEd 1958; BA Cambridge 1948; MB BCh 1951.

12 January 1962


Born in 1928 he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he took second-class honours in the Natural Sciences Tripos part I, 1948 and at King's College Hospital, qualifying in 1951. He was ear nose and throat house surgeon at King's, registrar at the Royal National Ear Nose and Throat Hospital and senior registrar at the Royal Hospital, Sheffield.

He was appointed a consultant otolaryngologist in the Durham and the North-West Durham hospital groups under the Newcastle Regional Board. On 12 January 1962 he died by his own hand, having worried unduly and unnecessarily about his patients. He was survived by his wife and young daughter.


Teratoid tumour of the nasopharynx, with P B Foxwell. J Laryngol 1958, 72, 647-657.
Carcinoma of the middle ear. J Laryngol 1959, 73, 124-128.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 15 January 1962, p 5f].

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