Norman Rupert Barrett, FRCS

At Eton : 1917-1922

Science, Mathematics and Industry

Known for: Barrett was a thoracic surgeon best known for describing Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition where there is an abnormal change in the cells lining the lower portion of the oesophagus. He is also known for his treatment of hydatid cysts.

School days: While at Eton, Barrett won a prize in Trials in 1917, and then in 1922 he won the Science Prize in Biology. Barrett was also a keen cricket player, being a member of Eton XI in 1922, and was also a member of the Eton Society.