Colledge, Lionel

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Colledge, Lionel

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Born 5th October 1883, the son of Major John Colledge of Lauriston House, Cheltenham. He was educated at Cheltenham College, Caius College, Cambridge, and St George's Hospital Medical School.

After a period as demonstrator of anatomy at King's College, he was appointed assistant aural surgeon at St George's Hospital, and ultimately became consulting surgeon in the ear and throat department. He was later appointed assistant surgeon to the Golden Square Throat Hospital, and later consulting surgeon to the Royal National Throat, Nose, and Ear Hospital. At the Royal National he inaugurated the Institute of Laryngology and Otology, and he was one of the founders of the British Association of Otolaryngologists. During the first world war he served in France, with the rank of captain, RAMC, as aural surgeon to the army.

Returning to London he was appointed aural surgeon at St George's Hospital, and he later became senior surgeon, and also to the West End Hospital for nervous diseases and the Royal Masonic Hospital. He was consulting laryngologist to the Royal Cancer Hospital. After his retirement from St George's Hospital he became surgeon to the ear and throat department of the Prince of Wales Hospital, Tottenham. During the second world war he remained in London and took charge of the throat departments at St Mary's Hospital and at the Cancer Hospital. He was also a consulting otologist to the Royal Navy.

He was for many years an examiner for the Conjoint diploma in laryngology and otology. He delivered the Semon lecture in the University of London in 1927, and the Lettsomian lectures at the Medical Society of London in 1943.

He married Margaret, the eldest daughter of Admiral J.W. Brackenbury. They had a son, Maule, and a daughter, Cecilia. He became paralysed from acute coronary disease, and died at his home at 2 Upper Wimpole Street on 19th December 1948, aged 65.


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