In July 1959 I was diagnosed diabetic at the age of 10 months at Southlands Hospital, thanks to the quick thinking of a young nurse called Kathleen, who became Kathleen Thornton.

Some years ago I managed to trace her to Southview Close, Shoreham and had a telephone number which no longer works.

As I am about to publish a book called Fifty Years of Malfunction, and as I successfully underwent a pancreas and kidney transplant last August, I very much would like Kathleen to know about both.

If any of your readers feel able to help, could they please telephone 01359 231992,or email or write to me.

Grant Vicat, 20 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk