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Brian Arthur Sellick

Born 1918
Died 1996

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English anaesthetist, born 1918, Surrey; died July 13, 1996.

Biography of Brian Arthur Sellick

Brian Arthur Sellick qualified in medicine from the Middlesex Hospital, London in 1941 and was a junior resident there during the London Blitz. At the end of the war, he was appointed to the staff of Middlesex and started to specialize in thoracic anaesthesia. Besides his manipulation, he is remembered for his important contributions to the technique of hypothermia in cardiac surgery. Except for a visit to Henry Swan's (1913–) Clinic in Denver, Colorado, Sellick spent his entire career at the Middlesex Hospital, where he was a consultant anaesthetist when he died in 1996, aged 77.

    "that sort of a chap who was full of good ideas"
    Brian Arthur Sellick described by his contemporaries

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