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Biographical entry Kidd, Hugh Cameron (1863 - 1935)

MRCS 1 June 1885; FRCS 12 July 1888; MB London 1887; LRCP 1885.

16 June 1863
Darjeeling, India
20 October 1935
Emsworth, Hampshire
General surgeon


Born at Darjeeling, India on 16 June 1863, the eldest son and third child of Deputy Surgeon-General Leonard Kidd, MB, RAMC (see Johnston's Roll, No 5285) and Fanny Pakenham, his wife. He was educated at Glenalmond and Wellington College, Berks and then proceeded to St Thomas's Hospital where he served as house surgeon and house physician. At the Victoria Hospital for Children, Tite Street, Chelsea, SW he was house surgeon during the year 1889-90. He then settled in practice at Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, where he became medical officer of health to the Bromsgrove and North Biomsgrove districts, surgeon to the Bromsgrove Cottage Hospital, and medical officer to the Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich Joint Isolation Hospital. In March 1927 he retired to Melrose, Record Road, Emsworth, Hants, where he died 20 October 1935. He was survived by his wife, Clara Louisa Southern, whom he had married on 4 June 1889 and by one son, a second son who was in the Royal Flying Corps having been killed in the first world war.

A case of double cerebral abscess, trephining. Lancet, 1889, 1, 217.
Strangulated inguinal hernia in an infant eight months old; radical operation, recovery. Ibid. 1899, 2, 1016.
Strangulated femoral hernia after parturition, operation, recovery. Ibid. 1890, 1, 1352.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Mrs Cameron Kidd].

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