By Mike Pentelow
Important findings on the link between air travel and lethal blood clots in passengers were released by Middlesex Hospital surgeon John Scurr.
It showed one in ten long haul flight passengers – 40 times as many as was previously thought – developed deep vein thrombosis.
“The study clearly demonstrates that there are measures, in this case elastic stockings, which are effective in controlling the development of blood clots,” said the surgeon.
Blood clots were found in ten per cent of passengers who had not worn lower leg supports, but none in a group which had.
A Radio 4 play was broadcast to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Russian spy Donald Maclean (1913-1983) spending his last night at Schmidt’s restaurant, 33-37 Charlotte Street, before escaping to Moscow.
“Absolute Beginners” by Colin MacInnes (1914-1976) was republished by Alison & Busby to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the author, who lived at 29 Great Portland Street and 28 Tottenham Street.
Cavendish ward councillor, Harvey Marshal, was installed as the Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster.
From Fitzrovia News, June, 2001