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Biographical entry Stusser, Israel (1876 - 1943)

MRCS 14 November 1901; FRCS 11 June 1903; LRCP 1901.

11 August 1943
Sea Point, Cape, South Africa
General surgeon


Born in London in 1876, the eldest son of Abraham Stusser, merchant, and his wife, née Sladowsky. He was educated at the South African College, Capetown, but returned to England for his medical training at the London Hospital. After holding resident posts there he studied under August Bier in Berlin and Anton von Eiselsberg in Vienna. Stusser returned to South Africa in 1905 for the sake of his health, and practised at Oudtshoorn, Cape Province, where he held the official post of district surgeon. He served for a time as chairman of the 1st division of the Cape Western branch of the South African Medical Association, affiliated to the British Medical Association. Stusser married in 1907 Pauline Lewin, and there were three daughters of the marriage. He died at Sea Point, Cape, on 11 August 1943. He was a linguist and classical scholar.

Sources used to compile this entry: [S Afr med J 1943, 17, 268; information given by his brother, Joseph Stusser of Outdshoorn].

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