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Biographical entry Bridge, Reginald Harold (1888 - 1944)

MRCS 9 June 1915; FRCS 3 December 1915; MB ChM Sydney 1912; FRACS 1929.

25 April 1888
Sydney, Australia
22 August 1944


Born at Sydney on 25 April 1888, son of Clarence Bridge, a woolbroker, and Helen MacMahon, his wife. Educated at St Ignatius College, Riverview, Sydney 1901-06 and at Sydney University 1907-11, he was a student of the first clinical school at Sydney Hospital 1909 and graduated with honours at the beginning of 1912. From January to November 1912 he was junior resident medical officer and throughout 1913 senior RMO and in 1914 registrar at Sydney Hospital. He then came to England, was attached to the Middlesex Hospital, and took the Membership on 9 June and the Fellowship on 9 December 1915.

He served in the RAMC at No 3 General Hospital, Basra, Mesopotamia, during the war, but went back to Australia in 1919 and practised at Sydney as a consultant urologist. He was assistant surgeon 1920-30 and urological surgeon 1930-44 at Sydney Hospital. He also served on the hospital's board of medical studies, and was urologist to the Sydney Women's Hospital and to the Balmain and District Hospital. He was a foundation member of the Urological Society of Australasia, of which he became president in 1937. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons on 5 March 1929. Bridge married in 1927 Una, daughter of Walter Kleemo of Sydney, who survived him but without children. He practised at Locarno, 141 Macquarie Street, Sydney, and lived at 65 Wallaroy Road, Edgecliff. He died on 22 August 1944, aged 56.

The ureter; clinical study of its common diseases. Med J Austral. 1925, 1, 421. Some experiences of urologic practice. Ibid. 1928, 1, 103.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Captain C Bridge, RAN, through Miss N C Andrew, librarian RACS].

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