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Biographical entry Pearce, Cyril Morgan (1899 - 1960)

MRCS 10 May 1923; FRCS 11 June 1925; LRCP 1923; MB BS London 1924.

19 January 1899
Tongwynlais, Glamorgan
6 August 1960
General surgeon and Medical Officer


Born on 19 January 1899 at Tongwynlais, Glamorgan, the son of a civil engineer, he was educated at Charterhouse and, on leaving school at the age of eighteen, he joined the army and was commissioned in the Royal Garrison Artillery with No 119 Siege Battery, serving in France where he was wounded.

After the war he entered the medical school of St Bartholomew's Hospital and, qualifying in 1923, was appointed a house surgeon. Later he held appointments as orthopaedic house surgeon, senior resident anaesthetist and chief assistant on the surgical unit.

Settling in Blackburn, he went into partnership with Jeffrey Ramsey FRCP, and became consulting surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Blackburn. He acted also as medical officer for the Ministry of Pensions, the Board of Education and the Treasury. He was chairman of the Blackburn division of the BMA in 1950-51 and President of the Blackburn and District Medical Society in 1958.

His hobbies included photography, motoring and reading, and he was much in demand as a witty after-dinner speaker. He died on 6 August 1960 survived by his wife and a married daughter who then lived in Cape Town.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1960, 2, 1743 appreciation by FCS].

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