Lancaster, Leonard Charles

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Lancaster, Leonard Charles

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Born in Brockley, London, on the 10th of March 1902. He was educated at Aske's School, Hatcham, and then obtained a scholarships to attend Downing College, Cambridge, and St George's Hospital and Medical School, which he entered in 1924. While he was a student at St George's he won the Allingham Prize. L.R.C.P. 1926, M.R.C.S. 1926, F.R.C.S. 1928.

He held house appointments at St George's Hospital and then became casualty officer at Leicester Royal Infirmary and senior medical officer at Bristol Royal Infirmary. He was also travelling fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He took over a private practice in Bangor, North Wales, in 1939 and became honorary assistant surgeon at Caernarfon and Anglesey Infirmary. He became an honorary surgeon in 1945 and when the NHS was created he left general practice and was appointed consultant surgeon for the Welsh Hospital Board. He was slo a member of the Court of Governors of the University of North Wales and President of the League of Hospital Friends of Bangor. He retired in 1967.

In 1932 he married Dorothy Godden in 1932, who went on to become a dermatologist in Bangor. In 1969 he married Ceridwen Owen. He died on the 13th of March 1980 after a long illness.


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