Turner, George Robertson

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Turner, George Robertson

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Born at Chigwell, Essex, younger son of George Turner MRCS and Hannah Buchanan. Educated at Uppingham. Entered St George's in 1873. He won prizes in 1875, 1876 and 1877 and the William Brown Exhibition in 1878.

He qualified in 1877 and was House Surgeon at St George's in 1878, and Surgical Registrar and Anaesthetist 1880-1882. In 1881 he was appointed Surgeon to the Seamen's Hospital at Greenwich, which he held until his election as Surgeon at St George's in 1898, having been Assistant Surgeon since 1887. He retired as Consulting Surgeon in 1918. Visiting surgeon at Atkinson Morley's Convalescent Home, Wimbledon.

In the St George's Medical School he was Demonstrator of Anatomy 1876-1877 and 1879-1887, and also lectured on anatomy and surgery. In 1908 he received a commission in the RAMC Territorial Force, but on the outbreak of war in 1914 he was appointed a temporary surgeon rear-admiral and as a consultant at the Admiralty. He was created CB in 1917 and KBE in 1919.

Turner was a vice-president and honorary secretary of the Medical Society of London. He contributed to the Dictionary of Surgery and the System of Treatment, and published lectures on appendicitis, inguinal hernia and gastric ulcer.

Turner married Isabel Beatrice DuCroz in 1882 and they had two sons and three daughters. After retirement he lived at Hove and died on 7 April 1941 aged 85.


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Atkinson Morley Hospital (1869-2003)

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