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Biographical entry Smith, Anthony James Durden (1900 - 1963)

MRCS 8 November 1923; FRCS by election 11 April 1946; LRCP 1923; MB BS London 1926.

26 August 1900
12 September 1963
General surgeon


Born on 26 August 1900 he received his medical education at St Bartholo¬mew's Hospital, where he qualified in 1923 and held appointments as house surgeon and senior resident, and he was also senior house surgeon at Lincoln County Hospital. He then went to the Radium Institute where in 1931 he became surgeon and assistant director. In 1939 he transferred to Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood as a member of the Emergency Medical Service, remaining there after the war and becoming senior surgeon, which position he held at the time of his death.

He was also surgeon to Napsbury and Hill End Hospitals, and a member of the Harefield and Northwood Group Management Committee.

He died suddenly at his home in Northwood on 12 September 1963 survived by his wife Joan and by three sons and a married daughter.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 13 September 1963 no memoir; Brit med J 1963, 2, 813, and p 1273 by J W Paulley].

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