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Biographical entry Worton, Albert Samuel (1874 - 1940)

MRCS and FRCS 9 December 1909; MB CM Glasgow 1895; MD 1906.

21 April 1874
31 January 1940
Ophthalmic surgeon


Born on 21 April 1874, the fourth child and second son of John Worton, who was in the wine trade, and his wife, née McCormick. He was educated at Allan Glen's School and at the University of Glasgow. He then acted as assistant dispensary surgeon to the Royal Sick Children's Hospital, Glasgow, and was house surgeon at the Eye and Ear Infirmary, Liverpool. He then came to London, was admitted MRCS and FRCS on the same day, became chief clinical assistant at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields, and ophthalmic surgeon to the Kensington and Fulham Hospital, known afterwards as Princess Beatrice Hospital. During the war of 1914-18 he was ophthalmic surgeon to the City of London Red Cross Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital, Tottenham, and was the oculist attached to the White City Medical Board. He married on 5 June 1910 Annie Myrtle, the younger daughter of Robert Davidson, the London manager of the Bank of Scotland. She survived him with two sons and two daughters. He died on 31 January 1940.

Teno-plication: a method of advancement without resection of tendon for convergent squint. Ophthalmoscope, 1914, 12, 326.
Hereditary optic neuritis; eleven cases in three generations. Lancet, 1913, 2, 1112. Traumatic detachment of retina; operation; recovery. Brit med J 1934, 1, 146.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet 1940, 1, 298; Brit med J 1940, 1, 281].

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