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Biographical entry Watson, Heyworth Alexander Wigglesworth ( - 1976)

MRCS and FRCS 1935; MB BS Melbourne 1929; FRACS 1937.

ENT surgeon


Heyworth Alexander Wigglesworth Watson studied medicine at Melbourne where he passed MB, BS in 1929. He was ENT resident at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1931. He moved to Edinburgh in 1932 where he was clinical assistant at the Royal Infirmary. He passed his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1935 and returned to Melbourne where he became second assistant surgeon at the ENT department of Prince Henry's Hospital from 1936 to 1949. He was appointed surgeon in charge of the ENT department 1950-63 and consultant ENT surgeon in 1963. He was a member of the AMA.

During the second world war he served as a Major (ENT surgeon) in the 119 AGH Darwin and the 13 AGH in Malaya 1940-5. In 1946 he was Major, ENT Specialist at the Heidelberg Military Hospital.

Two of his publications were Herpes zoster oticus and Multiple lipomata of hypopharynx and oesophagus. He is believed to have died in 1976.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England