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Biographical entry Stallman, John Frank Herbert (1889 - 1978)

MRCS 1914; FRCS 1922; MB BS London 1915; LRCP 1914.

14 November 1889
4 February 1978
Orthopaedic surgeon


John Frank Herbert Stallman was born in Maida Vale, London, on 14 November 1889. He was the first child of John Henry Zacharia Stallman who was an importer and exporter of crude drugs and spices. He attended Dulwich College and then Guy's Hospital Medical School where he won the Michael Harris Prize for anatomy in 1912. He held a resident appointment at Guy's from 1914 to 1915.

During the first world war he served as a Captain in the RAMC in Mesopotamia from 1916 to 1918 when he was invalided out. He then became surgical registrar to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, and the Temperance Hospital, 1922-25. From there he took up a post as assistant surgeon to the Gloucester Royal Infirmary and, in 1932, was made full surgeon to the department of orthopaedics. He retired, due to age limits, in 1957 but stayed on for two more years to build up additional orthopaedic clinics in Cheltenham. He was orthopaedic surgeon to Gloucestershire County Council School Clinics and Standish House Hospital under the TB authority.

Gardening was his main hobby. He was President of the Gloucester branch of the BMA and of his local branch of the Catenian Association of Catholic Professional and Business men. He married Mary Galavan SRN in 1916 and they had a daughter, followed by a daughter and son twins, the latter died aged four. He died on 4 February 1978 aged 89 years.

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