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Biographical entry Pollard, Charles (1864 - 1938)

MRCS 22 January 1886; FRCS 14 December 1893; MD Bruxelles 1889; LRCP 1886.

8 July 1864
St Mabyn, Cornwall
25 October 1938
General surgeon


Born 8 July 1864 at St Mabyn, Cornwall, the fifth child and third son of the eight children of Charles Pollard, a farmer, and Mary Hawken, his wife. He went to school at Crewkerne and received his medical education at Guy's Hospital. He acted as clinical assistant at the Chelsea Hospital for Women and at the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, before becoming assistant medical officer at the St George's Union Infirmary in London. Settling at Worcester in partnership with H Colwell Rook, he was appointed surgeon to the City and County Eye Hospital and from December 1902 was surgeon to the Worcester Royal Infirmary. He resigned the latter office in December 1922, and was then complimented by his election as consulting surgeon.

He married Ethel M Doré on 8 September 1900; she survived him with a family of two daughters and one son. He died on 25 October 1938. It was said of Dr Pollard that he was a capable and hardworking family practitioner, who obtained consistent and excellent results from the operations which he undertook.

A case of intestinal obstruction. Guy's Hosp Gaz 1893, 7, 183.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Mrs Pollard, Dr H C Rook, and Mr H J Clout, secretary of the Royal Infirmary, Worcester].

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