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Biographical entry Maudsley, Roy Homer (1918 - 2011)

MB BCh Liverpool 1942; MRCS LRCP 1943; FRCS 1950.

18 December 1918
Watford, Herefordshire
10 March 2011
Accident surgeon and Orthopaedic surgeon


Roy Homer Maudsley was a consultant accident and orthopaedic surgeon at the King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, Maidenhead General Hospital, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, and Heatherwood Orthopaedic Hospital, Ascot. He was born on 18 December 1918, the second son of William Maudsley, a clergyman, and Edith Annie Maudsley née Chapman. He was educated at Mount Florida Elementary School in Glasgow, Wyggeston School, Leicester and Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby. He studied medicine at Liverpool University, qualifying MB BCh in 1942 and MRCS LRCP in 1943.

He held junior posts in Liverpool and then served in the RAF Medical Service as a flight lieutenant. He gained his FRCS in 1950. Prior to his appointments as a consultant surgeon, he was a surgical registrar at the British Postgraduate Medical School and then a senior orthopaedic registrar at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

He was a fellow and honorary secretary (from 1968 to 1972) of the British Orthopaedic Association and honorary secretary of the section of orthopaedics at the Royal Society of Medicine (from 1967 to 1968).

Outside medicine he was interested in golf, sailing and skiing. He married a Miss Madgwick in 1947. They had three sons.

Roy Homer Maudsley died on 10 March 2011. He was 92.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England