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Biographical entry McKelvey, Daniel (1891 - 1938)

MC 1917; MRCS and FRCS 9 June 1927; MB ChB Edinburgh 1913; MD 1919.

3 September 1891
Dunbunraver Newtonstewart, County Tyrone
17 March 1938
General surgeon


Born at Dunbunraver, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone on 3 September 1891, the eldest child of John Hamilton McKelvey and Sarah Dunn Leitch, his wife. He was educated at the Academy, Omagh, Co Tyrone, at the University of Edinburgh, and in London at St Mary's and Guy's Hospitals. In 1913 he was awarded the Alexander memorial prize and gold medal at the Royal Army Medical College, was gazetted captain, RAMC, on 1 November 1915 and major on 2 May 1918, He was for a time resident house physician at the Dreadnought Hospital, Greenwich; during the war he served in France, and was awarded the Military Cross and the Croix de Guerre with palm. Towards the end of the war he was surgical specialist at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich. He died unmarried on 17 March 1938 and was buried at Cappagh, Omagh, Co Tyrone.


Subcutaneous rupture of the pectoralis major muscle. Brit med J 1928, 2, 611.
The therapeutic action of prostigmin, with E A Carmichael, F R Fraser, and D P D Wilkie. Lancet, 1934, 1, 942.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by his executors, Messrs Holt and Co].

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