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Biographical entry May, George junior (1826 - 1909)

MRCS Dec 11th 1851; FRCS Dec 11th 1851; LSA 1851; BS Lond 1847; MB 1851.

General surgeon


Studied at King's College Hospital in 1849, gained the University Exhibition for Materia Medica, also the first Medal in that subject at the Society of Apothecaries. He practised in Reading throughout his life, his early part in partnership with his father, George May, senr (qv), Isaac Harrinson, and T L Walford, MRCS and subsequently in the eighties with Jamieson Boyd Hurry, MA MD, at 43 Castle Street, Reading. He was Surgeon to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, where he adopted Listerian measures as early as 1867, and was an active member of the Reading Pathological Society, to which he made a number of contributions, and presented to its Library an Album containing a collection of photographs of members, and in 1908 one of a group of Reading medical practitioners of forty years previously. He retired about 1900 and lived at the Warren, Caversham, where he died in 1909. His portrait is included in Dr J B Hurry's History of the Reading Pathological Society, 1909, 78.

The Treatment of Compound Fractures with Carbolic Acid, 1867-8.

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