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Biographical entry Vere Hodge, Nicholas (1916? - 1954)

MRCS 10 February 1938; FRCS 13 June 1940; LRCP 1938; MB BCh Cambridge 1938.

November 1954
Orthopaedic surgeon


Educated at Cambridge and St George's Hospital he qualified in 1938; intending to specialise as an orthopaedic surgeon, he served as house surgeon at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. During the war he served in the RAF medical service as an orthopaedic specialist with the rank of Wing-Commander.

After serving as first assistant in the orthopaedic department of Liverpool Royal Infirmary, he settled in practice at Bournemouth, where he became orthopaedic surgeon to the Victoria Hospital and to the General Hospital at Poole and the Victoria Hospital at Wimborne. He was also a consultant orthopaedic surgeon to the Ministry of Pensions and the Ministry of National Insurance. He was a member of the British Orthopaedic Association.

Vere Hodge died at Bournemouth in November 1954 before he was 40.

Unusual case of loose body in the elbow joint. Brit J Surg 1941, 29, 274.
Metallic internal fixation in fractures in aircrew cases. Brit med J, 1943, 2, 419.
Early excision of avascular fragment of fractured carpal navicular. Proc Roy Soc Med, 1941-42, 35, 764.

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