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Biographical entry Harty, John Percy Ingham (1881 - 1928)

MRCS June 13th 1912; FRCS June 13th 1912; BAO MB BCh Royal University of Ireland 1902.

10 March 1928
ENT surgeon


Educated at Queen's College, Cork, and spent several years in general practice at Halifax. He then decided to specialize in the treatment of diseases of the nose and throat, and studied in Leeds and in London. He received the diplomas of Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England on the same day in 1912, held resident appointments in London and Cardiff, and went to Bristol as House Surgeon to the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department at the Royal Infirmary, subsequently becoming Registrar and developing a successful private practice. During the European War he was mobilized with the 3rd South Midland Ambulance in 1915, being attached to the 6th General Hospital at Rouen as throat specialist, and was transferred to the Royal Air Force until 1919. He then returned to Bristol, and in 1921 was appointed Surgeon in Charge of the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department at the Royal Infirmary and Clinical Lecturer on Laryngology in the University. He was also Consulting Surgeon to the Southmead Hospital, and Aural Surgeon to the Education Committee. He died on March 10th, 1928, after an operation for duodenal ulcer.

Harty was a noted Rugby footballer, having played twice for the South of Ireland, and was endowed with a magnificent physique. He was a typical cheery Irishman with a never-ending fund of good stories and jokes; the best of companions, he was beloved alike by his colleagues and patients.

He married in 1916 Helen Dorothy, daughter of Dr Clarke,' of Kensington, who survived him with two sons.

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