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Biographical entry Hilmy, Abbas (1901 - 1963)

MRCS 9 February 1933; FRCS 12 July 1934; MB BS Cairo 1923; LRCP 1933.

22 May 1901
General surgeon


Born on 22 May 1901, he graduated at Cairo in 1923. After working at Guy's Hospital during the 1930s, he was appointed Professor of Surgery in the University of Alexandria on 16 December 1942. He resigned this post after a few years to protest against the appointment of a younger foreign professor as head of the section.

On 21 October 1950 Professor Kamil Hussein, Dean of Heliopolis University appointed him to the Chair of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine there. "Afify" Hilmy held this post till his death in 1963. He left a widow but no children.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information from Naguib Mahfouz, Pasha, Hon FRCS].

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