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Biographical entry Muspratt, Charles Drummond (1859 - 1927)

MRCS July 30th 1884; FRCS June 11th 1885; MB BS Lond 1886; MD 1889; DPH RCPS 1889.

10 March 1927
General surgeon


Born in India, the son of Henry Muspratt, ICS. He studied at Guy's Hospital, where he was House Surgeon; later he became Assistant Medical Officer at St Saviour's Union Infirmary. In 1891 he joined Dr Justyn Douglas in partnership at Bournemouth. In 1892 he was appointed Surgeon to the Royal Victoria West Hants Hospital until 1906, when he became Consulting Surgeon. His health broke down and he retired from practice in 1920. He had been an active member of the British Medical Association, President of the Dorset and West Hants Branch in 1916, Member of the Ethical Committee of the Bournemouth Divisions, 1917-1920, and Chairman of the Division in 1923. During the War he served for two months at Yvet├┤t in the Allies' Hospital for French Soldiers.

He died suddenly of heart failure at 11 Madeira Road, Bournemouth, on March 10th, 1927. He married in 1892 the daughter of the Rt Hon Sir H Knox; she died in 1898. Of his three sons one was killed in France in May, 1918, another in March, 1918, by the crash of an aeroplane at Martlesham, after he had won the high distinction of bringing down single-handed ten hostile aeroplanes. Both brothers had previously received the Military Cross.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit Med Jour, 1927, i, 647].

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