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Biographical entry MacQueen, Ronald Chesney (1886 - 1962)

MRCS and FRCS 11 December 1913; MB ChB Edinburgh 1909.

17 March 1962
General surgeon


Born at Eastbourne in 1886, son of a practitioner, he was educated at Eastbourne College and Edinburgh University. After qualification he held resident appointments at the Royal Infirmary and was President of the Royal Medical Society. Coming south he became senior resident medical officer at the Royal Free Hospital.

During the war of 1914-18 he served in the RAMC with the rank of Captain on the Salonika front. Returning, he joined his father's practice at Eastbourne in 1919, and in 1921 was appointed surgeon to the Princess Alice Hospital and the Ear Nose and Throat Hospital. He was chairman of the Eastbourne Division of the BMA in 1930-31 and was elected a Fellow of the BMA in 1960, which Fellowship was conferred upon him by the Duke of Edinburgh. With the advent of the NHS he became chairman of the Group Medical Committee and vice-chairman of the Eastbourne Hospital Management Committee from 1948 to 1951, when he retired. He remained President of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital and vice-chairman of the Eastbourne Executive Council until his death, taking a particular interest in the care of the elderly and in community health.

A keen fisherman, for which he often went to Norway, he was also a prominent Freemason in Sussex. He died on 17 March 1962 aged 76, survived by his sister.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1962, 1, 1014].

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