The death of Douglas P. Bryce, MD, FRCSC (1917-2008), brings to a close a unique era in the field of head and neck surgery. On Monday, March 10, 2008, head and neck oncology lost one of its giants.
Douglas Bryce was born May 27, 1917, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr Bryce began his remarkable career in medicine after graduating from the University of Toronto in 1942. Following a distinguished military service, he embarked on a surgical residency in otolaryngology and was the first graduate of the Toronto Otolaryngology Program. He joined the staff of the Toronto General Hospital as Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, becoming the first full-time professor of otolaryngology in 1966, a position he held until 1982.
Gullane PJ, Witterick IJ. In Memoriam: Douglas P. Bryce (1917-2008). Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;134(8):804. doi:10.1001/archotol.134.8.804