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Biographical entry Hurford, Frank Reuben ( - 2001)

MRCS 1939; FRCS 1944; MB ChB Bristol 1939; LRCP 1939.

26 November 2001
Urological surgeon


Frank Hurford qualified in Bristol and after junior posts joined the RAMC where he became a surgical specialist, taking the FRCS whilst still serving. After the war he lectured in anatomy at King's College Hospital before going back to Bristol where he specialised in urology, becoming senior registrar to the genitourinary department at the United Bristol Hospitals. He was appointed a consultant surgeon to Lichfield Hospital Group, where he developed a special interest in urology. He was an early advocate of immediate retropubic prostatectomy for acute retention of urine. He died on 26 November 2001, survived by his son.

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