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Biographical entry Goldwater, Stanley (1921 - 2011)

MB BS London 1947; MRCS LRCP 1946; FRCS 1952.

5 September 1921
2 May 2011
General surgeon and Rheumatologist


Stanley Goldwater was a clinical assistant in rheumatology at Willesden General Hospital and medical officer at Jewish Association for the Physically Handicapped. He was born on 5 September 1921, the second son of Harry Goldwater, a wholesale clothier, and Sara Goldwater née Goldberg, the daughter of a travel agent. He was educated at Simsbury House Preparatory School, Grocers' School, University College School and City of London College. He then went on to study medicine at King's College, London, and Westminster Medical School. He qualified in 1946 with the conjoint diploma and gained his MB BS in 1947. He gained his FRCS in 1952.

Prior to his appointment Willesden General Hospital was formally a surgical registrar at Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, a senior house surgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Tottenham and a resident medical officer at the Wilson Hospital, Mitcham.

In 1952 he married Naomi Smithson. They had two sons and a daughter.

Stanley Goldwater died on 2 May 2011. He was 89.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England