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Biographical entry Shephard, Edmund (1914 - 2006)

MRCS 1940: FRCS 1951; BM BCh Oxford 1942; LRCP 1940.

14 May 1914
18 December 2006
Orthopaedic surgeon


Edmund Shephard was consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the West Kent General Hospital in Maidstone. Born on 14 May 1914, he studied medicine at Oxford University and St Bartholomew's Hospital qualifying BM BCh in 1942 and passing the fellowship of the College in 1951. He became chief assistant in the orthopaedic department at Bart's and then house surgeon to the Orthopaedic Hospital at Oswestry. In the RAMC he served as a surgical specialist with the rank of major. He was a fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and of the Royal Society of Medicine.

He died on 18 December 2006, aged 92 years. His wife, Molly, predeceased him and he was survived by his sons, Patrick and Edmund Peter, who practiced as a consultant physician in Harley Street.


Tarsal movements Jl bone and joint surg 1951
Multiple epiphysial dysplasia Ibid1956
Simultaneous posterior dislocation of both shoulders Ibid1960

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