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Biographical entry Wells, Arthur George ( - 1971)

MRCS 1905; FRCS 1937; MB BS London 1906; DPH Cambridge 1909; LRCP 1905; JP.

24 November 1971
ENT surgeon


Arthur George Wells was a student at University College London, and qualified with the Conjoint Diploma in 1905, and took the MB BS London the following year. He became specially interested in otolaryngology, and held the post of senior assistant in the ENT department at Univesity College Hospital. Wells subsequently held appointments as consultant otologist to the Buckinghamshire County Council and principal assistant medical officer and chief aurist to the Public Health Department of the London County Council.

His early surgical career was later influenced by his interest in legal matters - he became a Barrister-at-Law of Gray's Inn and also a Justice of the Peace - and this accounted for his attachments to the local authority medical services in Buckinghamshire, where he lived, and in London.

Wells was admitted to the Fellowship by election in 1937, and he died suddenly at his house at Medmenham on 24 November 1971.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Daily Telegraph 25 November 1971, without memoir].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England