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Biographical entry Freeman, Granville (1922 - 2001)

MRCS and FRCS 1951; BM BCh Oxford 1946; DLO.

6 July 2001
ENT surgeon


Granville Freeman was a consultant ENT surgeon at Lancaster, Kendal and Morecambe Hospitals. Born in 1922, he was educated at Bedford Grammar School and Uppingham, where he was house captain. He read medicine at Oxford and completed house jobs at the Radcliffe Infirmary. He did his National Service in the RAMC as a graded otologist and returned to Oxford to be registrar to Ronald Macbeth and Gavin Livingstone. After a fellowship with Julius Lempert in New York, he became senior registrar at University College Hospital in 1953, being appointed consultant at Lancaster in 1954. There he was the only ENT surgeon until 1977. He performed a full range of surgery, set up an integrated unit at the Beaumont Hospital, and took a great interest in teaching specialised ENT nurses, who elected him President of the Midland Institute of Enrolled Nurses.

After he retired in 1982, he continued to work for the Pensions Appeal Tribunal and busied himself repairing a family cottage and creating a garden in the Pennines. He had two sons, Paul and Guy, by his wife Mary. He died on 6 July 2001.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2002 324 242, with portrait].

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