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Biographical entry Lecutier, Edmond Rene (1918 - 1997)

MRCS and FRCS 1949; MB ChB Leeds 1943.

14 November 1997
Thoracic surgeon


Edmond Lecutier was born in Leeds of French parents, and studied medicine at Leeds University, where he completed junior posts before joining the RAMC. He served with the 5th Indian Division in South East Asia Command, where he formed a lifelong admiration for the Gurkhas.

After the war, he returned to complete his training in cardiothoracic surgery at Leeds General Infirmary and Bradford Royal Infirmary. He was appointed consultant thoracic surgeon to Bradford Royal Infirmary and Wharfedale Hospital.

Although he elected to take British nationality, throughout his life he maintained a love of France and its people, invariably spending his holidays travelling there. He died on 14 November 1997, following surgery after a heart attack, leaving a widow, Angila, two daughters and a son, and four grandchildren.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 1998 316 1023].

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