Professor Sir Norman Browse
MD PRCS FRCP FKC
Professor Sir Norman Browse, vascular surgeon and past president of the Channel Island of Alderney, has died aged 87.
Sir Norman trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and at the University of Bristol. In between, he did his national service as a captain with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in Cyprus. It was here that he was part of a team of RAMC surgeons and anaesthetists thought to have played a key role in saving the life of the journalist Auberon Waugh when he was accidentally injured by a machine gun.
Sir Norman was a professor and consulting surgeon at St Thomas’ Hospital for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1959 and was President of the Royal College between 1992 and 1995. He was knighted in 1994.
Sir Norman published several groundbreaking medical papers and is best known for Browse’s Introduction to the Symptoms & Signs of Surgical Disease, which was published in 1978 and has since run to several editions.
He retired in the 1990s and moved to Alderney in the Channel Islands, where he was President for nine years.