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Biographical entry Huddy, George Phillip Buckingham (1893 - 1942)

MRCS 11 May 1916; FRCS 10 May 1921; MB BS London 1920; MS 1922; LRCP 1916.

19 November 1893
Liskeard, Cornwall
16 April 1942
General surgeon


Born 19 November 1893 at Liskeard, Cornwall, the third child and second son of William Huddy, silversmith, and Jessie Ham, his wife. Educated at Liskeard County School and at the London Hospital, where he served as house physician, house surgeon, first surgical assistant, clinical assistant in the genito-urinary department, surgical registrar and resident accoucheur. He took the Conjoint qualification in 1916, was commissioned during the four years war as temporary captain, RAMC, on 13 July 1917, and graduated MB BS with honours from London University in 1920. He took the Fellowship in 1921 and the London MS in 1922.

He then settled in practice at West Bromwich, and became in 1925 surgeon to the Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, but had to retire from the hospital staff in 1930 owing to rheumatoid arthritis, from which he remained an invalid till his death, as a patient in his own hospital, on 16 April 1942 at the age of 48. He had lived at 53 Beeches Road, West Bromwich, with a consulting room at 462 High Street. Huddy married on 16 July 1924 Margaret Corner, MRCS LRCP, who survived him with three sons; Mrs Huddy died on 27 April 1946.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Mrs Huddy; Brit med J 1942, 1, 775, 1942, 2, 25, 1946, 1, Supp p 152].

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