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Biographical entry Salisbury, Walter (1888 - 1935)

MRCS 8 May 1913; FRCS 14 June 1923; MB BS London 1913; MD 1920; MS 1921; LRCP 1913; MBCOG 1933.

30 May 1888
7 January 1935
General surgeon


Born at Bristol on 30 May 1888, the second son and youngest child of Frederick George Salisbury, solicitor, and his wife, née Shaw. He was educated at Wycliffe College, Gloucester, at the University of Bristol, and at the London and St Thomas's Hospitals. He served as resident medical officer at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, as house surgeon at the Women's Hospital, Soho Square, and as house surgeon at the National Orthopaedic Hospital. During the war he received a commission as temporary captain, RAMC on 14 April 1916, and acted as a surgeon specialist.

The war ended, he became consulting surgeon to Scunthorpe Hospital, and having settled at Northampton was elected assistant surgeon to the General Hospital on 30 March 1926 and surgeon on 30 November following. He was also consulting surgeon to the Mansfield Orthopaedic Hospital, Northampton, and to the Northampton Borough and Northamptonshire and Rutland County Councils. He was an active member of the British Medical Association, and was secretary and treasurer of the Northamptonshire division from its formation in 1932 until his death. He married on 9 December 1925 Constance Mary Wright, who survived him with two daughters. He died on 7 January 1935 of influenza and. pneumonia, within a few days of his colleague Basil L Laver, and was buried at Dallington cemetery, Northampton.

The action of cutaneous anaesthetics, with A Rendle Short. Brit med J 1910, 1, 560.
Chorionic carcinoma. Ibid 1933, 2, 916.
Three cases of labour obstructed by ovarian cyst. Proc Roy Soc Med 1915-16, 9, Obstet. p. 21.
Diaphragmatic hernia. Ibid 1932-33, 26, 937.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times, 8 January 1935, p lb, and 9th, p 15b; Lancet, 1935, 1, 181; Brit med J 1935, 1, 134; information given by Mrs Salisbury].

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