Learmonth, James

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Learmonth, James Gender: M
James Rögnvald Learmonth
born on 23 March 1895 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, 54n53, 4w11
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°58' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°28 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 23°07'

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James Learmonth
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Scottish surgeon who made pioneering advances in nerve surgery.

In 1949, Learmonth performed a lumbar sympathectomy on King George VI to treat the king's vascular disease (thromboangiitis obliterans). For this service, Learmonth was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO), being "knighted in the king's bedroom". He was also appointed as a surgeon to the King in Scotland, and following his death as a surgeon to the new Queen in Scotland from 1952 to 1960.

Learmonth retired in 1956 at the age of 61. He moved to Broughton with his wife, Charlotte Newell Bundy, whom he had met and married in 1925. They had two children, a son and a daughter. In his retirement, Learmonth worked as an assessor for the University of Glasgow. Early in 1967, Learmonth, who was a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer; he died at his home in Broughton later that year on 27 September 1967, aged 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 1925 (Charlotte Newell Bundy)
  • Work : Retired 1956
  • Death by Disease 27 September 1967 (Lung cancer, age 72)
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Source Notes

Paul Wright's "A Multitude of Lives."


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Masters in Surgery)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Heavy smoker)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Lung cancer)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Commissioned officer, Captain)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Pioneer in nerve surgery)