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Biographical entry Young, Ernest Eric (1877 - 1945)

MRCS 1 August 1901; FRCS by election 8 April 1937; MB BS London 1901; MS 1904; LRCP 1901; JP Co Staffs.

29 July 1877
16 October 1945
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
General surgeon


Born at Highbury, London on 29 July 1877, the third child and second son of Thomas Emley Young, actuary, and his wife Harriet Maria, daughter of John Rayner, MRCS 1859, MD Lambeth 1861, of Highbury. T E Young served the office of president of the Institute of Actuaries.

He was educated at University College School and St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he was Bentley scholar 1900. He took first-class honours in obstetric medicine at the final MB 1901. After serving as senior house surgeon to Sir Henry Butlin and resident midwifery assistant at St Bartholomew's, Young was appointed resident surgical officer at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke-on-Trent, and remained there for the rest of his life. He was elected surgeon in 1927 and consulting surgeon in 1936. He was also consulting surgeon to Stoke-on-Trent Hospital, Leek Memorial Hospital, and the North Staffordshire Cripples Aid Society, and surgeon to Langton Hospital. He did good work in organizing specialist services in North Staffordshire, and was a magistrate for the county. Young served as chairman of the North Staffordshire division of the British Medical Association 1924-25, and was president of the Surgical Union of Great Britain. He was elected into Fellowship of the College, as a Member of twenty years standing, in 1937. Young married in 1912 Elsie Maud Palmer, who survived him, but without children. He died at Stoneyfields, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, on 16 October 1945, aged 68. He was cremated at Carmountside, Stoke, after funeral service at St George's Church, Newcastle.


Successful treatment of a case of thoracic aneurism threatening to rupture externally. Lancet, 1906, 2, 783.
Primary tuberculosis of the cervix uteri. J Obstet Gynaec Brit Emp 1906, 11, 8-16.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1945, 2, 707, with eulogy by Sir Harold Gillies, FRCS; information from Mrs Young].

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