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Obituary: Adrian Marston (C2 1941-45)

ADRIAN Marston, christened Jeffery Adrian Priestley Marston, was born in London on 15 December 1927. Educated at Marlborough College (1941-45), Magdalen College, Oxford (1945-48) and St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School (1948-51), he led a distinguished medical career spanning decades.

Undertaking his National Service with the Royal Army Medical Corps, Mr Marston went on to work as a Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at Middlesex Hospital, Royal Northern Hospital and later University College London. His interests lay in vascular surgery, and he published over 130 works in the field.

Mr Marston played an integral role in the Royal Society of Medicine’s academic programme, starting with his time as Honorary Secretary of the Surgery Section from 1971-73 and then its President from 1979-80.

He went on to become the Royal Society of Medicine’s second ever Academic Dean, serving from 1995-1999. Recognised for his significant contribution to the way the academic programme is run today, Mr Marston was responsible for directing the policy and strategy of the RSM’s academic programme, ensuring the provision of high quality educational services for all medical professionals.

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