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Biographical entry Bihari, Julian (1925 - 2010)

MB BS London 1948; MRCS LRCP 1948; FRCS 1953; DLO 1957.

24 June 1925
27 August 2010
ENT surgeon


Julian Bihari was a consultant ENT surgeon at Singleton Hospital, Swansea and Glantawe Hospital. He was born on 24 June 1925, the son of Ida and Emil Bihari. Both of his parents were Jewish - his mother was from Lwów, Galicia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his father was from Budapest, Hungary. When he was born, the family lived in Berlin, but fled Nazi Germany in 1936 and went to live in England. Julian had a younger brother, Herbert, who became a consultant paediatrician and pioneering neonatologist in London (after changing his surname to Barrie).

Julian Bihari studied medicine at University College Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1948. Prior to his consultant appointments, he was a captain in the RAMC, a clinical assistant in the throat and ear department of the Brompton Hospital and a senior ENT registrar at University College Hospital. He gained his FRCS in 1953 and his diploma in otolaryngology in 1957.

Outside medicine he was vice-president of Morriston Orpheus Choir. In 1951, he married Maud McMullan (known as 'Mac'). Julian Bihari died on 27 August 2010, aged 85. Predeceased by his wife, he was survived by his children, Katie and David (a professor of intensive care), and his two grandchildren, Olivia and James.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Royal College of Physicians Lives of the Fellows Herbert Barrie - accessed 30 April 2018].

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