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Biographical entry Ridley, George Walter (1861 - 1911)

MRCS Jan 21st 1884; FRCS June 12th 1890; MB Durham 1883; MS (1st class honours) 1890.

6 October 1861
18 January 1911
ENT surgeon and General surgeon


Born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Oct 6th, 1861. He studied at the Medical College and was House Surgeon and Surgical Registrar at the Royal Infirmary At one time he was Resident Medical Officer at the Newcastle Dispensary and House Surgeon at the Ingham Infirmary, South Shields. He was then appointed Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, and was instrumental in establishing a Throat and Ear Department, to which he became Surgeon-in-Charge. He was also for a time Surgeon to the Newcastle Hospital for Sick Children, Examiner in Elementary Anatomy at the Durham University, President of the Northern Division of the London and Counties Medical Protection Society, and Surgeon to the Ocean Accident Insurance Association.

He was a careful diagnostician and a successful operating surgeon - genial, a general favourite, and a good golfer. Rheumatism and cardiac disease followed upon a wetting caught when visiting a distant patient. He died at 6 Ellison Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on Jan 18th, 1911, and was buried in Elswick Cemetery.

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