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Biographical entry Price, Arthur Kenneth (1910 - 1963)

MRCS 11 May 1933; FRCS 12 December 1935; MB BS London 1933.

27 December 1910
25 April 1963
Thoracic surgeon


The following obituary was published in volume 4:

Born on 27 December 1910 and educated at Wycliffe Grammar School, Croydon, he received his medical education at St Thomas's Hospital where he qualified in 1933, obtaining honours in the BS London final examination. After qualification he held a succession of surgical appointments including that of surgical registrar, having passed the Final Fellowship examination at the age of 24. Later he held appointments at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, Sheffield Royal Infirmary, and Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham.

He joined the RAMC in 1942 and served as a major with a Field Surgical Unit in North Africa and Italy, where he contracted infective jaundice. After the war he decided to take up thoracic surgery and, after five years as a thoracic surgeon at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, he became consultant thoracic surgeon in the Bath area of the SW region.

He married Lois Turner in 1945 by whom he had two daughters. He died at his home in Bath on 25 April 1963 after three or four years of ill health. A memorial service was held in the church of St Michael with St Paul, Bath, on 15 May at which an address was given by Professor Harold Rodgers OBE, FRCS.

The following obituary was published in volume five:

Arthur Kenneth Price was a student at St Thomas's Hospital and graduated MB BS London and also took the Conjoint Diploma in 1933. After junior surgical appointments at St Thomas's Hospital he became resident surgical officer at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and passed the Final Fellowship in 1935. He decided to specialise in thoracic surgery, and was appointed thoracic surgeon to the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Price ultimately settled in Bath, where he became a consultant in general and thoracic surgery in the Bath Clinical Area. He was a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and contributed chapters on bronchoscopy, oesophagoscopy and thoracoscopy to Rob and Smith's Operative surgery, 1957. He died on 25 April 1963.

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