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Biographical entry Hulbert, Kenneth Frederick (1912 - 2003)

MRCS 1936; FRCS 1945; MB BS London 1936; LRCP 1936; DA 1938.

24 December 1912
25 May 2003
Orthopaedic surgeon


Ken Hulbert was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Dartford, Sydenham Children’s Hospital and Chailey Heritage Hospital. He was born on 24 December 1912, the son of a Methodist minister, and was educated at Kingswood School, Bath. He went on to Middlesex Hospital to study medicine.

His special interest was in paediatric orthopaedics, especially in improving the quality of life of those affected by spina bifida. He maintained close links with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, having been a senior registrar there.

Although, because of a speech impediment, he was retiring in manner, he wrote fluently and excellently, and compiled commentaries about his time as a house surgeon with Seddon at Stanmore at the outbreak of the second world war.

He was married to Elizabeth and they had two daughters, Anne and Jane (who predeceased him), and a son, John, who is a urologist in Minneapolis. He died on 25 May 2003.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BON Autumn 2003, p.46, with portrait.].

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