Mr Lionel Colledge delivered his lecture in the Barnes Hall at the Royal Society of Medicine on the 3rd of November 1927. His lecture centred around the appropriateness of laryngectomy in laryngeal cancer cases, as compared to other approaches such as laryngofissure and radium, and how to obtain the best results for the patient.
Lionel Colledge was born on the 5th of October 1883 in Gloucestershire, England. Some of the work he was most famous for was his work with Sir StClair Thomson, a later Semon Lecturer, on cancer of the larynx. He was also appointed as President of both the Otology and Laryngology Sections of the Royal Society of Medicine.