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FREDERICK CECIL HUNT


President of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society

1952 to 1953

Frederick Cecil Hunt:- 40, The Ropewalk, Nottingham. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (England), Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (London) 1922; Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (London) 1922; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) 1928 (London Hospital). Honorary Surgeon, Nottingham General Hospital, Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Ilkeston General Hospital and Heanor Hospital; Visiting Surgeon, Nottingham City Hospital; Consultant, Nott's County Council in General Surgery and for Treatment of Malign Diseases by Radium and Radiological Methods; Fellow of the Association of Surgery, Great Britain and Ireland; Associate Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Great Britain and Ireland; Member of the British Medical Association. Formerly:- Clinical Assistant Medical Out-Patients, Emergency Officer; House Surgeon and Receiving Room Officer, London Hospital; Casualty Officer, House Surgeon and Senior Resident Medical Officer, Nottingham General Hospital.


Medical Directory 1949

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Frederick Hunt served the General Hospital, Nottingham, for 40 years as casualty and house officer, surgical assistant and honorary surgeon. For many years he was an active member of the nurses’ committee and lecturer to nurses. As registrar in charge of radium he was largely responsible for the formation of the radiotherapy department. He was a meticulous general surgeon and was unsparing in his advice and help when asked.


On retirement in 1964 he went to live in Thorpe, Derbyshire, where he had a cottage for many years. He was a voracious reader, especially of books on philosophy. His great delight was gardening and  walking over the local hills. Having been a keen Methodist, Frederick Hunt was later baptised into the Church of England and became a lay preacher, churchwarden, and a member of the diocesan synod. His wife, died a few years after his retirement; he was survived by his three daughters and his grandchildren.


B.M.J., 3rd April, 1993.


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