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Biographical entry Maxted, George (1886 - 1971)

MRCS 1910; FRCS 1914; MB BS London 1910; MD 1912; LRCP 1910.

15 January 1971
Ophthalmic surgeon


George Maxted was born in 1886 and educated at Guy's Hospital where he qualified with the Conjoint Diploma, and graduated with the London University MB BS in 1910. He then became a house physician at Guy's, and held a house surgeon appointment at the Wolverhampton General Hospital. After a resident post in obstetrics at Guy's he passed the MD London in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded the Gold Medal in 1912. He then obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1914.

During the first world war he was a Captain in the RAMC and subsequently Maxted, having held the post of ophthalmic registrar at Guy's Hospital, decided to follow that specialty and settled in Norwich. He was appointed ophthalmic surgeon to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, and to the Norfolk and Norwich Eye Infirmary. He was also ophthalmic surgeon to the Lowestoft and North Suffolk Hospital.

Maxted made several contributions to the literature of his specialty. He died at the age of 84 on 15 January 1971.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Daily Telegraph 19 January 1971, without memoir].

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