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Biographical entry Tulloh, Clifford George (1926 - 1997)

MRCS and FRCS 1955; MB BS Durham 1949; DO 1952; MD 1959; MS 1961; PhD London 1962.

31 October 1926
18 December 1997


'Grant' Tulloh was a consultant ophthalmologist at Bristol Eye and Frenchay Hospitals. He was born on 31 October 1926 in Newcastle. His father, Frank Henry Tulloh, was in banking; his mother was Elsie Minnie née Earle. His paternal uncle was an ophthalmic surgeon and two of his brothers became doctors. After qualifying from Durham University, he trained at Moorfields under T K Lyle and J R Hudson, where he published many papers on glaucoma and retinal detachment, writing no fewer than three separate theses on these topics. He was appointed as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon in Bristol in 1963.

He was a keen swimmer and played water polo for his university, and was a skilful pianist. Parkinson's disease forced him into early retirement. He married in 1957 Phoebe Powell, great-niece of Lord Baden-Powell. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, and one son, Robert, who became a consultant paediatric cardiologist. There are five grandchildren. He died on 18 December 1997.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 1998 316 941].

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