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Biographical entry Storrs, Guy Simonds (1904 - 1971)

MRCS 1928; FRCS 1931; BA Cambridge 1925; MB BCh 1931; LRCP 1928.

27 January 1971
General practitioner and Orthopaedic surgeon


Storrs was educated at Sherborne School, Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Thomas's Hospital. After qualifying with the Conjoint Diploma in 1928, he held house appointments at St Thomas's, first as a casualty officer for six months, followed by six months as a house surgeon. This was followed by a year as senior casualty officer with charge of beds in the block for septic cases. He then went to Mount Vernon Hospital as resident medical officer and, for a time, was clinical assistant at St Peter's Hospital for Stone. In 1931 he passed the Fellowship and then joined a large partnership in general practice in Bradford; having an opportunity to specialise, he chose orthopaedics and, in 1934 was appointed orthopaedic surgeon to Bedford Hospital, at the same time carrying on a busy general practice. With the coming of the NHS in 1948 he gave up general practice and was appointed orthopaedic surgeon to the Bedford Group of Hospitals. He ran an extremely busy unit with only minimal help right up to his retirement in 1966.

His interests outside his profession were many. He was a fine watercolour artist as well as a skilled craftsman. He designed and built his own caravan which he used on his travels abroad. Sailing and golf were his other hobbies and, after retirement to North Huish in Devon, he was able to enjoy his garden in spite of a coronary thrombosis in 1969.

He died on 27 January 1971 survived by his wife and two sons, one of whom became a doctor.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1971, 1, 508].

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