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Biographical entry Shaw, Ernest Henry (1867 - 1956)

MRCS 27 July 1905; FRCS by election 3 April 1952; LRCP 1905; MRCP 1910.

26 September 1956


Born in 1867 he was educated at St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he was a junior scholar in 1901, and won the Walsham prize and the Lawrence scholarship and gold medal in 1905, the year of his qualification. He served as house surgeon at St Bartholomew's, and was subsequently casualty officer, registrar, and pathologist at the Metropolitan Hospital.

He settled in practice in North London and was pathologist to the Royal Northern Hospital, and the Hornsey, Southgate, and Wood Green hospitals. He died at Fortis Green, N10 on 26 September 1956 aged 89.


The immediate microscopic diagnosis of tumours at the time of operation. Lancet 1910, 2, 939 and 1923, 1, 218.
Action of radium and x-rays on malignant growth. Brit med J 1912, 2, 373.
Carcinoma of the vermiform appendix. Brit J Surg 1925, 13, 130.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1956, 2, 950 without memoir].

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