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Biographical entry Shillitoe, Arthur (1860 - 1935)

MRCS 9 November 1893; FRCS 13 June 1895; MB BCh Cambridge 1894.

22 June 1935
General surgeon


Born in London in 1860, the only child of Buxton Shillitoe, FRCS. His father had one of the chief general practices in the City of London, when the merchants and business men still lived in the town. Arthur Shillitoe was educated at a City school and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated MB BCh without taking a Tripos. He then went to Guy's Hospital, and was for a short time an assistant demonstrator of anatomy. He joined his father in practice in the Old Jewry, was appointed registrar to the London Lock Hospital in 1894, became surgeon to the male out-patient department in 1897, surgeon in 1904, and consulting surgeon on his resignation in 1919. He also acted as medical officer to the Atlas Assurance Company, to the London and County Bank, and to the London Salvage Corps. He retired from practice in 1927 and lived at Fairhaven, Salcombe, where he died suddenly and unmarried on 22 June 1935.

Eighteen cases of indurated pseudo-chancre. Lancet, 1896, 1, 1479.
The preputial or odoriferous glands, with Sir Arthur Keith. Ibid. 1904, 1, 146. Syphilis in relation to life assurance. Trans Life Assur Med Off Ass 1906, p. 233. Primary lesions and early secondary symptoms as seen in the female. Power and Murphy's System of syphilis, 1908, 1, 223-279.
Syphilis in women. Eden and Lockyer's System of gynaecology, 1917, 1, 671-694.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet, 1935, 2, 402, with portrait; personal knowledge].

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