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Biographical entry Heath, Arthur (1873 - 1934)

MRCS 18 February 1896; FRCS 9 February 1899; MB London 1896; MD 1878; LRCP 1896; DPH Manchester 1919.

29 December 1873
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
26 October 1934
Rickmansworth, Herefordshire
General surgeon and Public health officer


Born at Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, on 29 December 1873, the fourth child and third son of David William Heath, corn merchant, and Elizabeth Godfrey his wife. He was educated at the Grammar School, Bedford, and at University College, Nottingham. He then proceeded to St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he acted as house physician to Dr Church, 1897-98, and as extern midwifery assistant. In 1894-95 he was house surgeon at the Southport Infirmary and afterwards at the Royal Cornwall Infirmary. He practised at Reepham, Norfolk 1899-1903, at Norwich 1903, at Derby 1904-20. During the war he served in the RAMC, his commission as captain being dated 24 May 1915. From 1917 he was attached to the Ministry of Pensions, and was appointed regional medical officer under the Ministry of Health on 1 September 1920. In this capacity he was successively in charge of Lincoln, Leicester, and Rutland; of Notts and Derby; of Bucks, Herts, and a part of Middlesex. He married Edith Alexander on 8 August 1901; she survived him with one son. He died at Lynwood, Moor Park, Rickmansworth, Herts on 26 October 1934 and was buried at Trinity Church, Northwood, Middlesex.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by his son, Arthur Alexander Heath].

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