Roderick, Henry Buckley

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Roderick, Henry Buckley

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1874-1958

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Born on 19th August 1874, the son of William Roderick of Llanelly. He was educated at Bath College, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and St George's Hospital.

At St George's Hospital he held the posts of House Physician, House Surgeon and Surgical Registrar. In 1900 he returned to Cambridge to act as demonstrator in surgery for Joseph Griffiths, surgeon to Addenbrooke's Hospital. In 1917 Roderick set up in practice and was appointed police surgeon.

In 1901 Roderick had become medical officer to the University Rife Volunteers (later the Cambridge University Officers Training Corps) and he became the commander of the medical contingent. In 1914 he was commissioned Major RAMC attached to the 1st Eastern General Hospital. In 1917 he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel and went to France in command of the 55th General Hospital, for which he was awarded the OBE and Territorial Decoration.

On returning to Cambridge in 1919 he was appointed honorary surgeon to Addenbrooke's Hospital and from 1928 to 1939 he was supervisor of examinations and examiner in surgery for the University. He retired in 1939. Roderick was a general surgeon, but particularly interested in orthopaedics, for which he established clinics at the hospitals in Huntingdon and Wisbech.

He married Hilda Mary Clay and they had four sons and three daughters. He died on 29th August 1958 in Addenbrooke's hospital aged 84.

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Pathology Museum, St George's, University of London (1843-)

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