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Christopher B-Lynch

(1947-), Physician and surgeon

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Pioneer of the B-Lynch Brace suture, a surgical technique that he developed and published in 1997. The technique which can halt postpartum haemorrhaging without the intervention of pelvic surgery, thus also potentially preserving fertility, has saved the lives of countless women worldwide. An obstetrician and gynaecological surgeon, he was educated at Oxford and St Bartholomew's Medical College, London, where he graduated in medicine in 1973. Following various appointments at Bart's, Paris and Oxford, he became chief assistant to the Queen's gynaecologist (1981-3). In 1984, he was appointed Consultant to the Oxford region, based at Milton Keynes University Hospital (NHS Trust), where he set up the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Lynch is also a Commissioner for the World Health Organisation for women’s health improvement in Africa, and after retiring from public medicine in 2010, he returned to his native Sierra Leone to teach medical students and doctors under the humanitarian organisation CapaCare. The President of Sierra Leone awarded him the GORSL (knighthood equivalent) for his work and charity internationally.

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Christopher B-Lynch, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2069

Christopher B-Lynch

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2069

Christopher B-Lynch, by Donald MacLellan - NPG x88741

Christopher B-Lynch

by Donald MacLellan
toned bromide print, 24 October 1996
NPG x88741


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Dr Peter Mwalubinga

11 July 2021, 08:47

One of the last life saving and fertility saving procedure

Dr Omar H.B. Lamine

15 August 2020, 13:11

Understanding the cosmos was a big task to mankind but when Einstein appeared sense was seen in its understanding. Similarly Prof B Lynch brought sense in this great problem of mankind that ease the task and safe the pearl of the universe which is the life of the woman. He deserved more than Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr Abhijeet Deshpande

03 June 2020, 05:00

I have worked in the field of Obstetrics Gynaecology for more than 25 years . I have utilised this brace B lynch sutures hundreds of times. It has saved all my patients with almost 100 good results. It has helped avoiding many fatal complications as well.I feel Dr Christopher B lynch deserves a much higher award than a Nobel .
He has done a yeoman's job for entire Mankind.
- Dr Abhijeet Deshpande,Belgaum , Karnataka, India