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Biographical entry Ward, Edward (1855 - 1921)

MRCS July 19th 1881; FRCS (elected as a Member of twenty years' standing) April 14th 1904; BA Cantab 1877; MA 1883; MB BCh 1884.

9 June 1855
30 April 1921
General surgeon


Born at Horbury, near Wakefield, on June 9th, 1855, the son of William Ward, of Chestnut House, Horbury; graduated in Arts at Cambridge from Trinity College in 1877, having been admitted a Pensioner on Oct 8th, 1873, and proposed to go on to law, when the death of his father led him to take up medicine. He studied at the Leeds Medical School and Infirmary, where he acted as Resident Surgical Officer and was elected Assistant Surgeon, later Surgeon for nineteen years until 1909, when he was appointed Consulting Surgeon by a resolution recording appreciation of his services.

He acted as Professor of Surgery at the Yorkshire College, Leeds, later the Victoria University and the University of Leeds, and was Surgeon to the Leeds City Police. He examined in surgery at the University of Cambridge.

As a Surgeon he worthily upheld the reputation of the Leeds School of Surgery. He was endeared to his patients by his sympathy and gentleness, and to his colleagues by his real worth, hidden behind an unassuming manner. He had a great knowledge of the theory, and was an ardent lover of music, an accomplished pianist, and a warm supporter of the Leeds Triennial Musical Festival, serving on its Committee.

He practised at 22 Park Place, and lived after retirement at 30 Park Square, where he died on April 30th, 1921. He was unmarried.

"Treatment of Fracture of the Patella by Suture." - Brit Med Jour, 1883, i, 1118. "Abdominal Section for Displaced Hernia." - Lancet, 1886. ii, 201.
"A Method of Complete Laryngectomy, with Cases." - Trans Clin Soc, 1896, xxxix 176.

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