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Biographical entry Mistry, Maneck Rustomji (1919 - 1980)

MRCS and FRCS 1956; MB BS Bombay 1944; MS 1948; FCPS Bombay.

15 November 1919
Bombay, India
November 1980
General surgeon


Maneck Mistry was born on 15 November 1919 in Bombay, the son of R M Mistry, a well known physician who was a member of the Bombay Municipal Corporation and an Honorary Presidency Magistrate. He was educated at the Cathedral School, Bharda High School and Grant Medical College, University of Bombay, where he graduated MB BS. He held house surgeon posts at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Bombay, later being surgical registrar and tutor there for three years. He was appointed surgical registrar to E T Bailey, FRCS at St Andrew's Hospital, Bromley-by-Bow, in 1952 and surgical registrar at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital in December 1954. He became FRCS in 1956 and in 1957 he returned to Bombay. The surgeons for whom he worked in London were unanimous in their appreciation of his surgical judgement, technical skill, kindness to their patients and personal integrity. He became honorary surgeon to St George's Hospital, VT, Bombay and to the B D Petit Parsee General Hospital, Bombay in 1957 and he was recognised as a university teacher in 1974. He was also honorary surgeon to the Kothare Hospital at C P Tank, Bombay, from 1967 and Honorary Professor of Surgery at Grant Medical College. He was a member of the Medical Board of Examiners for Government Servants, lecturer and examiner for the School of Nursing at St George's Hospital and he served on a voluntary basis, the fishing village of Bassein, the Poor Sisters Home at Colaba, and the staff of the Tower of Silence.

His work in London resulted in the publication of papers in the Postgraduate medical journal on eosinophilic granuloma, perforation of the intestine by swallowed foreign body and venography of the lower limb. With E T Bailey, Stephen Power and Harold Dodd he reviewed the results of Cockett's operation in the Lancet in 1957.

He married in 1967, Miss Mehru Munchersha Mulla, an advocate and the niece of the Rt Hon Sir Dinshaw Furdoonji Mulla, Privy Counsellor. They had two daughters, Parizad, a clinical pathologist, and Piroja, still at school in 1980.

Maneck Mistry died in November, 1980 and is survived by his wife and daughters.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information from his wife, Mrs Mehru M Mistry].

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