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Biographical entry Herbert, David Charles (1938 - 2014)

MB BS London 1961; FRCS 1966.

30 January 1938
24 January 2014
Plastic surgeon


David Herbert was a plastic surgeon in Preston, Nottingham and Huntingdon. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital and qualified MB BS in 1961. He gained his FRCS in 1966. He was awarded the Arris and Gale lecture in 1978; his topic was 'The anatomical basis of facial reconstruction'.

He trained in plastic surgery in the Wordsley Hospital, Birmingham, as a registrar, and was then a senior registrar in Whiston Hospital and Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool. He then went into private cosmetic surgery. In 1980 he was a founder member of the British Association of Cosmetic Surgeons.

He requested the removal of his name from the medical register a few days before he was due to appear before the General Medical Council.

David Charles Herbert died on 24 January 2014, aged 75.

Brian Morgan

Sources used to compile this entry: [BBC News 11 May 2000 - accessed 29 May 2014; BBC New 10 April 2002 - accessed 29 May 2014; The Independent 19 August 2000 - accessed 29 May].

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