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Biographical entry Tatlow, Robert Evelyn Tissington (1886 - 1957)

MRCS and FRCS 12 June 1919; BA Dublin 1908; MB BCh BAO 1911; MD 1911.

1 August 1886
16 October 1957
General surgeon and Medical Officer


Born on 1 August 1886 second son of Tissington W G Tatlow of Drumrora, Co Cavan, Ireland, he was educated at Trinity College and the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin, where he won the Hudson prize. He qualified in 1911, and served as house surgeon to Berkeley Moynihan at the General Infirmary, Leeds. He was a surgical specialist with the rank of Major RAMC in France during the war of 1914-18, and took the Fellowship in 1919.

Evelyn Tatlow then settled in general practice at Porlock, Somerset, in partnership with William Bain MRCS and A V Boyall MRCS, both of Minehead. He became surgeon to the Minehead and West Somerset Hospital, and was medical officer to various public bodies, the British Red Cross, and the Prudential Insurance. In earlier years he was a keen follower of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds.

He died at Porlock on 16 October 1957 aged 71, survived by his wife Norah, who died there on 23 October 1964. His elder brother Canon Tissington Tatlow DD died a fortnight before him.

Three consecutive cases of carcinoma of the jejunum. Lancet 1912, 1, 991. Jejunostomy in combination with anterior gastroenterostomy. Lancet 1912, 2, 1434. Gunshot wounds of the knee joint: a report on 100 consecutive cases. Brit J Surg 1918, 5, 462-493.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1957, 2, 1120 with appreciation by A V Boyall].

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