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Biographical entry George, William Hubert (1897 - 1957)

MRCS 14 February 1924; FRCS 8 December 1927; LRCP 1924; MB BS London 1931.

8 January 1897
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
28 November 1957
Obstetrician and gynaecologist


Born on 8 January at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, he served as an infantryman, chiefly in Mesopotamia, in the first world war, before studying medicine at the London Hospital, where he qualified in 1924 and became house surgeon. Becoming interested in obstetrics and gynaecology he was appointed senior resident accoucheur, surgical first assistant and registrar.

For two and a half years he was obstetrician and gynaecologist to Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, and subsequently surgeon to the Hospital until his death.

George was a wise, careful clinician and a fine operator with a special interest in colonic surgery. He had a strong sense of humour, great courtesy, a keen mind and was interested in current affairs. He was working at the hospital a few hours before he died on 28 November 1957 at the age of 60, leaving his widow, Evelyn, and two daughters and two sons.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 30 November 1957; Brit med J 1957, 2 1495, with appreciation by KOP].

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