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Biographical entry Nevelös, Akos Béla (1942 - ?)

FRCS ad eundem 1999; MD Budapest 1967; LMSSA 1971; PhD Leeds 1980; FRCS Edinburgh 1974.

5 November 1942
Budapest, Hungary
Orthopaedic surgeon and Trauma surgeon


Akos Béla Nevelös was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Bradford. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, on 5 November 1942, the son of Austin Nevelös and Emily Rosdy, both of whom were teachers. He was educated in state schools in Hungary, where he won prizes in physics and mathematics in the national schools competitions. He did his medical training in Budapest, graduating in 1967, in the first 20 out of a class of 420. Under the Communist regime he was at first assigned to the Department of Forensic Medicine, where he stayed for two years, during which time he spent six months in the Army during the invasion of Czechoslovakia. He then found himself training in Hungary for the war in Vietnam, and he reached the rank of Lieutenant in the Vietnamese division.

Escaping to England, he obtained a post as a part-time research assistant in the Department of Forensic Medicine in Leeds and started as a casualty officer in Leeds General Infirmary in 1970. After a further ten years in surgical posts in Leeds, during which time he visited Homburg and the Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, he was appointed a consultant surgeon in Bradford in 1980. His main interest was in the orthopaedic surgery of children and the cementless ceramic hip prosthesis. He wrote a successful thesis on the aetiology of Perthes disease in 1980. He was appointed head of orthopaedics and trauma surgery in Bradford in 1996.

He married Ann Fewlass, a radiographer, in 1971. They had two sons, Paul and James, and one daughter, Lauren. His main interest was history, and he wrote a book on the effects of historical events on his life and the lives of his grandfather, father and sons. Ill health obliged him to retire in 1999, after the College had made him FRCS ad eundem.

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