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Biographical entry Green, Charles David (1862 - 1937)

MRCS 20 July 1883; FRCS 14 June 1894; MB London 1884; BS 1885; MD 1887; LRCP 1883; DPH RCPS 1890.

16 March 1862
12 April 1937
General surgeon


Born in Kent, 16 March 1862, the eldest son of David Green, chartered accountant, and Ellen Eliza Cater his wife. He was educated at the Royal Masonic School and at St Thomas's Hospital. After acting as house surgeon at the North Eastern Hospital for Children and as resident accoucheur at St Thomas's Hospital he settled in private practice at Edmonton, where he was medical officer of health. In 1899 he moved to Romford and was surgeon to the Victoria Hospital from 1914 to 1929. He obtained a large practice and soon won a special place in the affections of Romford people by his self-sacrificing devotion to duty. A large number of his former patients gave practical expression of their gratitude and admiration when he retired from active practice in January 1936. He was then presented with an illuminated address and a cheque which he at once gave away in charity. He married Gertrude Cowan on 1 October 1912, who survived him with two daughters. He died in St Thomas's Hospital, 12 April 1937, and was buried in the family grave at Nunhead.


Assisted Sir Charles Ballance in the preparation of Essays on the surgery of the temporal bone, 2 vols. London, 1919.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Recorder, Romford, 16 April 1937, pp 3 and 8, with portrait; information given by Mrs Green].

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