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Biographical entry McAllister, Andrew Carey (1887 - 1964)

MRCS 1 February 1912; FRCS 10 December 1925; MB BS London 1914; MRCOG foundation 1929; FRCOG 1936.

13 May 1887
11 January 1964
Obstetrician and gynaecologist


Born on 13 May 1887, Andrew Carey McAllister entered the medical department of King's College, London, in 1905. He qualified with the Conjoint diploma in 1912, held house appointments at King's College Hospital, and became obstetric registrar in 1914. When war broke out he obtained a commission in the medical branch of the Royal Navy and served for the duration of hostilities. He was obstetric and gynaecological registrar and tutor at King's from 1919 to 1927, and in 1925 took the FRCS. He became assistant obstetric and gynaecological surgeon to Queen Mary's Hospital, Stratford in 1926 and was appointed full surgeon in 1931. He was assistant surgeon (1927) and surgeon (1936) to the Samaritan Free Hospital for Women, and at the Royal Waterloo Hospital for Women assistant 1927 and surgeon 1932. He was a founder member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (1929), and was made a Fellow in 1936.

He was a popular member and joint treasurer of the Savage Club; he was also treasurer of the Rugby Football Club at King's and secretary of the KCH Lodge of Freemasons. Andrew McAllister lived at 8a Chichester Road, Croydon and died on 11 January 1964 aged 76, survived by his sister.

Sources used to compile this entry: [H Willoughby Lyle King's and some King's men, addendum volume 1950, p 11; Brit med J 1964, 1, 313].

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