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James Monro memorial at Romsey Abbey

A memorial for a celebrated heart surgeon who operated on more than 12,000 patients has taken place in Hampshire.

James Monro was one of the key figures behind the children's heart unit at Southampton General Hospital.

Former patients, distinguished surgeons from across the world, and hospital staff gathered at Romsey Abbey for a special tribute.

Prof Ludwig von Segesser said the large-scale event proved that he was an "important man".

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