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BMJ. 2007 June 2; 334(7604): 1171.
PMCID: PMC1885297

Stanley Edward Cornford

After house jobs in St James' University Hospital, Leeds, Stan married nurse Gwen Lucas and chose to do his national service in the Canadian Air Force before returning to settle in general practice in Harrogate.

He was a founder GP trainer of the vocational scheme in 1973 and also continued as clinical assistant in otorhinolaryngology. After a stroke he took early retiral to enjoy his family and a love of classical music. He had a calm phlegmatic acceptance of his own misfortune: “What can't be cured must be endured.” He leaves a wife, two children, and four grandchildren.


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