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Norman Rupert Barrett

Born 1903
Died 1979

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British surgeon, Born 1903, Adelaide, South Australia; died 1979.

Biography of Norman Rupert Barrett

Norman Rupert Barrett was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge and graduated from St. Thomas’ Hospital in 1928. He became surgeon at St. Thomas’ and Brompton Hospitals, president of Thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland 1962 and was editor of Thorax 1946-1971.

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