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Biographical entry Slinger, Robert Townley (1880 - 1929)

MRCS Dec 10th 1908; FRCS Dec 10th 1908; MB BCh Vict 1903.

10 September 1929
Anaesthetist and General surgeon


Graduated with honours at Owens College, Manchester, was House Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, and Resident Medical Officer at the Children's Hospital, Pendlebury. He settled in practice at Worcester in 1909 in partnership with T P Gostling, and became Anaesthetist and afterwards Surgeon to the Worcester General Infirmary. He served in France during the European War as a Surgical Specialist. He died at 42 Foregate, Worcester, on Sept 10th, 1929, when his colleagues and friends were about to present him with a testimonial in token of their regard and to show their sympathy with him in his misfortune at having to give up practice owing to bad health.


"Orientation of Points in Space by the Muscular, Arthrodial, and Tactile Senses of the Upper Limb, in Normal Individuals and in Blind Persons" (with Sir VICTOR HORSLEY). - Brain, 1906, xxix, 1. The paper was initiated by Horsley, and is important.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet, 1929, ii, 640. Brit Med Jour, 1929, ii, 602].

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