THURSDAY, 13 JUNE 2019: BATTLE OF NORMANDY; D-DAY AND D-DAY PLUS 75 – DR. SYDNEY CULLIS
Dr. Cullis visited Normandy and the D-Day beaches in 2018 and witnessed where the hard fought battle took place 75 years ago. His power point presentation will depict what Normandy and the D-Day beaches were like in 1944 and what it look like today.
Sydney Cullis was at school and university in Cape Town obtaining his MB ChB at UCT in 1967. After internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and Senior House Officer at Harare Hospital in Zimbabwe, he spent one and a half years overseas. On his return to South Africa he was a surgical registrar at King Edward Hospital in Durban from 1971 to 1973. He then returned to Groote Schuur Hospital, obtaining his FCS (SA) in 1974 and FRCS (Edinburgh) in 1975. In 1976 he spent the year at Hereford County Hospital in the UK, before joining a private practice in Cape Town 1977. Since then he has been a part time consultant at Groote Schuur Hospital in the Department of Surgery and the Gastrointestinal Clinic. He was registered as a Surgical Gastroenterologist in 1993. He was involved in the development of laparoscopic surgery by general surgeons in South Africa and was an executive member of the founding committee of the South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons.
He has been author and co-author of several peer review journals and has presented oral papers and posters at the South African Surgical and Gastroenterology congresses and the World Congress of Gastroenterology.
He is a member of the Cape Town Branch of the SAMHS and members will remember his fascinating talk on the Anglo-Boer war veteran who took part in the Antarctic expeditions during the heroic period of exploration there. His other interests are hockey, running, cricket and he is an active member of the Simon’s Town Historical Society.
Carl Burger (Chairman)
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