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Biographical entry Hurrell, Thomas Albert Henry (1919 - 1997)

MRCS and FRCS 1952; MB ChB Otago 1947; FRCS Edinburgh 1951; FRACS 1963.

23 December 1919
Eltham, New Zealand
17 March 1997
Christchurch, New Zealand
General surgeon


Tom Hurrell had his own general surgery practise and was a part time general surgeon at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. He was born in Eltham, New Zealand on 23 December 1919, the son of Thomas Hurrell, a coachbuilder from Yorkshire and May Patter, daughter of a goldminer. Their only son, he had five sisters. He was educated at Hawera High School and Otago University. He was house physician and house surgeon in Christchurch before coming to England to study for the FRCS, after which he was registrar at Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, where he was greatly helped by E B Whittingham. In 1949, he married Dr Sheila Wilding, who later had her own general practise in Christchurch, and they had three children. He died in Christchurch on 17 March 1997.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Additional information provided by Mei Hurrell 14 March 2018].

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