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Biographical entry Evans, David John (1890 - 1947)

MRCS 31 July 1913; FRCS 8 December 1927; MB ChB Birmingham 1913; ChM 1922; LRCP 1913.

27 July 1890
Tientsin, China
19 May 1947
ENT surgeon


Born 27 July 1890 at Tientsin, North China, the eldest child of David Price Evans, a missionary, and Sarah Wilson, his wife. He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and Birmingham University, graduating in medicine in 1913. He served in the RAMC during the first world war, and was promoted captain.

Evans then went back to China and was assistant professor of surgery and otolaryngology at Shantung Christian University Medical School 1922-27. Returning to Birmingham, and taking the Fellowship at the end of 1927, he became assistant surgeon in the ear and throat department Queen's Hospital and afterwards at the United Hospitals. He was then elected surgeon to the Birmingham Ear and Throat Hospital, and was aural surgeon to the Birmingham Education Committee. He acted as honorary secretary, 1930-35, and chairman, 1935-36, of the Birmingham central division of the British Medical Association.

Evans married on 10 June 1919 Mary Gertrude Hancock, who survived him, but without children. They lived at 90 Hagley Road, Edgbaston He died from chronic nephritis on 19 May 1947.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information from Mrs Evans; Brit med J. 1947, 2, 35].

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