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Biographical entry Price, Ivor Isaac (1903 - 1950)

MRCS 30 July 1925; FRCS 5 December 1928; MB BS London 1926; LRCP 1925.

30 August 1903
24 July 1950
Gastrointestinal surgeon and General surgeon


Born in London on 30 August 1903, the eldest child of Nathan Price, a hardware merchant, and his wife Yetta Nyfield. He was educated at Daventry Foundation School and King's College Hospital, where he won numerous scholarships and prizes and served the usual residential posts. He also served as house surgeon and resident medical officer at Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End, surgical registrar at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, and medical superintendent of the Seamen's Hospital, Tilbury.

Price entered the medical service of the London County Council in 1929 and was posted to Bethnal Green Hospital and St Andrew's Hospital, Bow. From 1938 to 1948 he was deputy medical superintendent and senior surgeon at St Mary Islington Hospital, Highgate, and in 1947 was promoted to be a surgical specialist in the Archway group of hospitals. His interest lay in gastroscopy and gastroenterology, and he achieved his ambition when he was appointed in 1948 consulting surgeon and director of the gastroenterological unit at the newly formed Whittington Hospital, of which St Mary Islington became a component. Price was busily at work to within a few hours of his death from coronary thrombosis on 24 July 1950, at the age of 46. He married in 1942 Phyllis Aarons, who survived him with a son.

Myositis fibrosa progressiva. Brit med J 1930, 1, 1131.
Carcinoid tumour of Meckel's diverticulum. Brit J Surg 1935, 23, 30.
Pre- and post-operative treatment of peptic ulcer. Med Press 1947, 217, 526.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet, 1950, 2, 238, with eulogy by T St M Norris, MD; Brit med J 1950, 2, 370, by A L Jacobs, MRCP, and p 1453, will; information from Mrs Price].

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