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Biographical entry Williams, Henry Thomas Hadley (1864 - 1932)

MRCS 2 August 1898; FRCS 8 June 1899; MD CM Western Ontario 1889; Hon LLD 1929; FACS 1913.

14 February 1864
Torrington, Devon
23 December 1932
General surgeon


Born 14 February 1864 at St Giles, Torrington, Devon, the second son and third child of Thomas Hadley Williams, foreign correspondent, and Rachel Brimsmead, his wife. He was educated at West Buckland College, Devon, and graduated in medicine from the Western Medical College, Ontario in 1889. He was appointed head of the department of surgery and clinical surgery in the University of Western Ontario in 1909, was surgeon to the Victoria Hospital, and a member of the staff of St Joseph's Hospital. He was elected one of the original Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. He married Elsie Perrin on 5 February 1905, who survived him without children; he died suddenly from coronary thrombosis on 23 December 1932, and was buried at Windermere, London, Ontario.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Canad Lancet, 1932, 78, 119; Canad med Ass J 1932, 26, 507 and 636; facts given by Mrs Williams].

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