Frankau, Claude Howard Stanley

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Frankau, Claude Howard Stanley

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Educated at Rugby, from where he entered St George's Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1907 with the conjoint diploma. He took the Fellowship in 1908, the MB, BS London in 1909 and was elected to the staff of St George's in 1912.

From 1914 to 1918 he served in France, first as surgeon and commanding officer of the 2nd London Casualty Clearing Station, and later as consulting surgeon to the 5th Army with the rank of colonel. He was mentioned in Dispatches three times and was awarded the DSO in 1918 and the CBE in 1919. He returned to St George's in 1919.

In 1921 he took the MS London and achieved a gold medal. He was a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons from 1926-1934. In 1937 he was elected president of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and in 1938 the president of the Surgical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. In the Second World War he was appointed director of the Emergency Medical Service for London and the Home Counties. He was knighted in 1945.


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Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons 1967 41(3):318-320

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