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Biographical entry Hogarth, Robert George (1868 - 1953)

CBE 1918; MRCS 30 July 1891; FRCS 14 June 1894; Hon LLD Edinburgh 1927; JP DL Co Nottingham 1948.

15 May 1868
29 June 1953
General surgeon


Born on 15 May 1868 only son of George Hogarth of Eccles Toft, Berwickshire, he was educated at Felsted School and St Bartholomew's Hospital. In his boyhood in the Border country he excelled at field sports, and at school he won most of the athletic events, while at Bart's he became captain of cricket and football, and was also captain of the United Hospitals XI. He played football for the Casuals, the Corinthians, and the Caledonians, and for Wolverhampton while a house surgeon there, and was President of Nottingham Forest and surgeon to the Notts County football club, and President of the County cricket club. He won the amateur long jump championship of Great Britain in 1890.

After holding resident posts at Bart's and Wolverhampton, Hogarth went to Nottingham General Hospital as resident medical officer in 1984, and ultimately became senior surgeon and President of the Hospital, and from 1943 a life governor. He was largely responsible for the creation of the Radio-Therapeutic Institute established at Nottingham by the British Empire Cancer Campaign; it was named after him the Hogarth Institute in 1948, and he left it £1000 and the option to purchase at probate value his house and its appurtenances. He was also surgeon to the Women's and Children's Hospitals at Nottingham, and to Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital, which he had helped to develop from its origins as a Cripples Home.

He was President of the Nottinghamshire Medico-Chirurgical Society, and President of the British Medical Association in 1926. He was a Member of the Council of the College 1928-36. He married in 1897 Winifred Mabel Lynam; they had one son. Mrs Hogarth died on 12 March 1952, and he died at his house, 48 The Ropewalk, on 29 June 1953 aged 85. Their son died on active service in Italy as a Major in the Grenadier Guards on 19 July 1944.

The medical practitioner and the public. Presidential address to BMA Brit med J 1926, 2, 145.
The Trent and I go wandering by. Nottingham 1949.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 30 June 1953 p 8 E and 31 August 1953 p 8 B (Will); Brit med J 1953, 2, 47 with portrait, and p. 228 by J Wilkie Scott; Lancet 1953, 2, 95 with portrait].

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