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Biographical entry Mayer, Stafford George

BA Cambridge; MRCS LRCP 1934; MB BChir 1937; FRCS 1937.

General surgeon


Stafford George Mayer was a surgeon in Durban, South Africa. He studied medicine at Cambridge University and the London Hospital Medical School, and qualified MRCS LRCP in 1934 and, three years later, gained his MB BChir and his FRCS.

He was a house surgeon at King George Hospital, Ilford, and at the London Hospital and was then a surgical registrar at Southend General Hospital within the Emergency Medical Service. In 1940 he became a surgical registrar and first assistant at the London Hospital. Two years later, he joined the RAMC as a medical specialist, becoming a lieutenant colonel and officer in charge of the surgical division of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.

After the war, he emigrated to South Africa, where he was initially an assistant surgeon at Addington Hospital, Durban, and then a surgeon at the King Edward VIII Hospital, also in Durban.

In the late 1950s, he left South Africa and seems to have gone to Alberta, Canada. The Royal College of Surgeons subsequently lost contact with him.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England