Administrative / Biographical History

Cranna was the son of Dr Robert Cranna of Bolton. He graduated MB ChB from the University of Manchester in 1934, and specialised as an orthopaedic surgeon. He worked at MRI and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. He became consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Salford Royal, Hope and Manchester Children's Hospitals in 1949.