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9 Authority record results for Obstetrics

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Champneys, Francis Henry

  • Person
  • 1848-1930

Born in London. Educated at Winchester College, Brasenose College, Oxford and St Bartholomew's Hospital; BM 1875, MD 1888. Radcliffe travelling fellowship at Oxford University 1872; studied at Vienna, Leipzig and Dresden.

Assistant obstetric physician at St George's Hospital 1880-1885; obstetric physician 1885-1891.

Obstetric physician to the General Lying-in Hospital, York Road. Physician accoucheur to St Bartholomew's Hospital 1891-1913.

Fellow of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society and the Royal College of Physicians. President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1912. Campaigned for raising the status of midwives; first chairman of the Central Midwives' Board 1902-1930; campaigned for the Midwives Act 1902. Crown nominee 1911-1926 of the General Medical Council. Baronet 1910. Involved in founding the British College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1929.

Married Virginia Julian Dalrymple in 1876; they had three sons and one daughter. Died 31 Jul 1930 aged 83 at his home in Nutley, Sussex, and buried at Hampstead cemetery. His son Weldon Dalrymple-Champneys was also a physician.

Charles, Anthony Harold

  • Person
  • 1908-1990

Born on 14th May 1908, the second son of H.P. Charles. Educated at Dulwich College after which he went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1927 to 1930. After leaving Cambridge he went to St George's Hospital for is clinical studies, qualifying in 1933.

His early appointments were as house surgeon at St George's Hospital and later at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. In 1953 he was awarded the Allingham Scholarship in surgery by St George's Hospital Medical School and he returned to work at the Hospital. He passed the FRCS in 1937 and the MRCOG two years later and held the posts of resident assistant surgeon and gynaecology registrar at the hospital.

In 1939 he joined the Territorial Army as a surgical specialist, serving overseas in Malta, Jerusalem and Cairo, where he was officer commanding the surgical division of 15th Scottish General Hospital and gynaecological adviser to Middle East Forces. He remained in the Territorial Army after the war, serving as Officer Commanding and later Honorary Colonel of No. 308 (County of London) General Hospital TA and VR.

After the war he was appointed consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at St George's Hospital, consultant surgeon to the Samaritan Hospital for Women, consultant gynaecologist to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and to Caterham and District Hospital. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1951 and appointed honorary surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen from 1957 to 1959. He was vice-dean at St George's Hospital Medical School and examiner in midwifery and gynaecology to the Universities of Cambridge and London, the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Later in life he examined for the professional and linguistic board.

In addition he had a large private practice which included many visitors from overseas and in 1950 he went to Baghdad to treat the Queen Mother of Iraq. He was honorary gynaecological surgeon at King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, President of the Chelsea Clinical Society and President of the Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Society of Medicine. He joined the Livery of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1961 and was a Freeman of the City of London. He was also president of the Alleyn Club, incorporating old boys of Dulwich School and president of the Rosslyn Park Football Club, having played rugby for the club before the war. He published many articles in professional journals and was the author of the chapter Women in sport in Armstrong and Tucker's Injuries in sport, 1964.

In 1962 he married Rosemary Hubert who had been his theatre sister and in the following year he took up farming at West Chiltington, near Pulborough. He retired from the health service in 1973 but continued with his private practice for many years, spending week-day evenings at his club in St James's Square. He was greatly in demand as an expert witness and spent much time at the Law Courts in Edinburgh and London, defending colleagues accused of professional negligence. He died on 25 November 1990 aged 82 and was survived by his wife and three daughters, Alyson, Kate and Harriet

Clarke, John

  • Person
  • 1820[?]-?

Studied at St George's Hospital 1842; qualified in 1848. He practiced in London and was obstetric physician at St George's 1866-1875 and lecturer on midwifery.

Physician at the General Lying-In Hospital. His name appears the for last time in the College List of 1906.

Dakin, William Radford

  • Person
  • 1860-1935

Born in 1860, the son of John Dakin, JP. Educated at Owens College Manchester and later Guy's Hospital where he graduated as MB, BS in 1882.

After holding house appointments at Guy's Hospital and the General Lying-In Hospital, he was elected physician to the Royal Hospital for Women and Children in 1885 and obstetric physician to the Great Northern Hospital in 1887. In 1891 he was made obstetric physician and lecturer on midwifery at St George's Hospital, before later returning to the General Lying-In Hospital as physician.

He examined in midwifery for Oxford University and the Conjoint Board and in 1897 produced a Handbook of Midwifery. He was president of the Obstetrical Society of London in 1905-06. He emerged from retirement to serve as a surgeon with the French Army in the First World War, receiving the Legion of Honour an the Croix de Guerre.

In 1892 he married Sylvia, daughter of F.T. Lewis, but had no children. He died in a London nursing home in 1935.

Gwillim, Calvert Merton

  • Person
  • 1899-1972

"Born on 26 October 1899 in Ceylon. He was educated first at Swansea and later at St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he qualified in 1921.

He first became a house surgeon at Leicester Royal Infirmary where he gained considerable experience in general surgery. In 1923 he took his DPH and following year proceeded to take his MD in obstetrics, gynaecology and medicine. After his house appointments he became gynaecological tutor at St George's Hospital and also assistant medical registrar. In 1936 he was appointed to the staff of St George's and worked at that hospital until his retirement in 1965. In addition to his appointment at St George's he became obstetric physician to the Samaritan Hospital for Women and Gynaecological surgeon to the Weir Hospital and at Maidenhead and Bushey Hospitals. During the war he was in the EMS and worked at St Stephen's Hospital in Fulham Road, but later returned to St George's to act first as a casualty surgeon and later as a gynaecologist.

He was an examiner for the University of Cambridge and as associate editor of Operative Surgery, in which he wrote chapters on vaginal hysterectomy and uterine prolapse.

He married twice and was survived by his son David. Gwillim died at Reading on 2 September 1972. "

Korsah, K.K.

  • Person

Student at St George's in the 1940s. Developed the Ghana-Carnegie postgraduate program in obstetrics and gynecology in Accra, Ghana in 1989 to provide specialist training in West Africa

St Teresa's Maternity Hospital

  • Corporate body
  • 1938-1936

Opened in 1938 as St Teresa's Home, operated by the Sisters of St Anne, a Roman Catholic order, initially to offer care to women with cancer or advanced heart disease. In 1942 a children's ward was added, and in 1950 the Home received a grant from the Ministry of Health to help fund its conversion into a maternity hospital with 40 beds (expanding to 60 in 1957).

The hospital was never part of the NHS, but it contracted beds to NHS hospitals. In the 1960s it hosted trainee nurses from St George's on placements to gain obstetrics experience as part of their course. In 1968 the hospital lost its NHS maternity contract to Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, leaving it struggling to make up funding shortfalls. It eventually closed in 1986.

Weir Maternity Hospital

  • Corporate body
  • 1911-1977

Opened in Grove Road, Balham in 1911, funded by the will of Benjamin Weir (d.1902). During the First World War, the hospital was taken over by the Kensington Division of the British Red Cross Society, and became the Kensington Red Cross War Hospital, part of the Third London (T.F.) General Hospital, and received patients not only from the military hospital but also directly from the battlefields abroad. It closed as a military hospital in 1919, and re-opened as a general hospital in 1920.

A new maternity hospital, the Wandsworth War Memorial Maternity Home, was built on an adjacent site by the Wandsworth Borough Council in 1931, administered by the Weir Hospital until 1934. The hospital joined the NHS in 1948, and it was combined with the Wandsworth War Memorial Maternity Home. The hospital closed as a general hospital in 1950, and the two hospitals, now known as the Weir Maternity Hospital, re-opened later that year. A premature baby unit was opened in 1951 and a new maternity unit built in the 1960s. The hospital closed in 1977 when maternity units were re-located to district general hospitals.

Wells, Thomas Spencer

  • Person
  • 1818-1897

Studied medicine at Leeds, Trinity College Dublin, St Thomas’ Hospital and Paris, France. MRCS 1841, FRCS 1844. Naval surgeon in Malta before establishing ophthalmic surgery practice in London in 1853. Surgeon to the Samaritan Free Hospital for Women. Army surgeon in the Crimean War. Lecturer at the School of Anatomy and Medicine adjoining St George’s Hospital. Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Surgeon to Queen Victoria’s household.

Specialized in obstetrics and ophthalmic surgery. He ‘perfected’ ovariotomy and contributed to the development of artery forceps. Early adopter of anaesthetics in operations.