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where he came under the influence of Brewerton, to whomhe always acknowledged his great debt. In 1911 - hesettled at Surbiton, where lie quickly formed the nucleusof one of the first suburban ophthalmic practices. Hebecame surgeon to the Royal Eye Hospital in 1915, andit was with this hospital that the greater part of his careerwas associated. He was also consultant to the HampsteadGeneral and SS. John and Elizabeth Hospitals, and anumber of L.C.C. hospitals and school clinics.
Letchworth retired from the Royal Eye on reaching theage-limit in 1934, but with great humility and helpfulnesshe remained to act for three more years as honoraryclinical assistant. He continued in consulting practiceuntil three years ago, when he still kept on a smallamount of work, " to keep his hand in." During thefirst world war he was local secretary of the Kingstonbranch of the B.M.A., and after his busy day at the RoyalEye he would come home and work far into the nightas secretary of the local medical war committee. In1947, at the age of 73, and after two cataract operations,he wrote an original thesis for his M.D. degree and tookhis degree on the same day that his son took his M.A.at Cambridge. He was probably the oldest M.D. to proceedto his degree in this way. He was particularly proud ofhis distinction and last month at the opening of theCourage Laboratory at the Royal Eye Hospital he worehis gown to the delight of his colleagues.
T. M. T. writes : " Letchworth -was a delightful charac-ter, of the type that is fast disappearing from the ranksof our profession. He had the most delicate sense ofhumour, and nothing delighted him so much as a slyleg-pull successfully carried out on some unwittingcolleague. All those with whom he came in contactcould not fail to be attracted by his kindliness, hisunselfishness, and his wide knowledge. He was a first-class French, Latin, and German scholar and couldquote pages of Moliere by heart. He was also a first-classmathematician and could put his knowledge in this sphereto practical use for he was among the first to producea variable prism for use in refraction work. His fame asa teacher of ophthalmic surgery will be kept green by thenumber of operations popularised among his house-surgeons and students and still often performed bythem. He was a first-class teacher, often using his readysense of humour to illustrate his points. His bright eyestwinkling behind his gold-rimmed spectacles, and thestraggly white beard, through which he constantly ranhis fingers, will be recalled by many, along with thelegendary stories of his amiable and harmless eccentrici-ties. He was a keen sportsman, but he was best knownas a swimmer. He also was no mean chess player, andhe represented Surrey many times. Nothing in his lifegave him more pleasure than when his eldest son rowedtwice in winning Cambridge crews in 1927 and 1928.Since his wife’s death he had been noticeably less alert,though he died as he always wished, in a light harness."
Letchworth married Miss Edith Worth, of Bournemouth,in 1903. She died two years ago, and they leave twosons and a daughter.
FRANCIS WILSON STUARTM.D., Ch.M. Aberd.
Mr. Wilson Stuart, surgeon to the Royal OrthopaedicHospital, Birmingham, died on July 29, at the age of 69.He was born at Gartly, Aberdeenshire, where his
father was the minister, and he was educated at GordonSchool, Huntly, and the University of Aberdeen where hegraduated M.B. in 1909. He held house-appointments inAberdeen, Dundee, Bury St. Edmunds, and Coventrybefore he moved to Birmingham in 1912 as resident
assistant surgeon at the Union Infirmary. In 1913 heproceeded to the degree of CH.m., and the following yearto the degree of M.D.
During his service with the R.A.M.C. in France duringthe 1914-18 war he was more and more drawn to thegrowing specialty of orthopaedics, and in 1917 he joinedthe team at the special surgical hospital at Holly-moor as an assistant to the late Naughton Dunn. UnderDunn’s influence he continued this work after the war,in Birmingham, at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, theCripples Union, and the Highbury Orthopaedic Hospital,and at the Shropshire Orthopaedic Hospital at Oswestry.
He also joined the staffs of the Paybody Hospital,Coventry, Manfield Orthopirdic Hospital, Northampton,and Warneford General Hospital, Leamington Spa.
J. F. B. writes : " Many cripples will mourn FrancisWilson Stuart. For nearly 40 years lie had devoted hisattention to the alleviation of their sufferings and dis-abilities. His colleagues knew him to be a loyal friendwho was fearless in his support of any just cause ; thereare many who have to thank him for his kindly advice inthe treatment of patients before and after operation. Theorthopaedic nurses and electrotherapists had in him achampion who spared no effort to improve their trainingand secure their rightful recognition."
Mr. Wilson Stuart leaves a widow, two daughters, anda son.
Mr. CORTLANDT MACMAHON, instructor for speech defectsand breathing exercises to St. Bartholomew’s Hospitalfrom 1911 to 1939, died at his home at Farnham, Surrey,on July 30 at the age of 79. During the 1914-18 warhe treated many patients whose speech had been affectedby gunshot wounds of the chest and abdomen or by gas-poisoning, and he reported in the medical journals thetreatments he devised for the after-effects of empyema, andpulmonary tuberculosis, and for visceroptosis. He waselected a governor of Barts after his retirement.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths
ALMS.-Oil July 16. in Mauritius, to Beryl, wife of -Michael Alms,F.R.C.S.—a daughter (Charlotte Kimi).
AppointmentsBADHAM, J. X., M.R.c.s.J D.P.M. : asst. psychiatrist. Little Plumstead
mental-deficiency group of hospitals.BuxTON, K. L., M.A., M.B. Camb., F.R.C.s.. D.T.M. & H. : consultant
physician and medical superintendent, Mildmay Mission.London.
CAMERON, CHARLES, M.B. Glaag. : director in charge of East ofScotland Blood Transfusion Service and asst. pathologist,Dundee Royal Infirmary.
CooK, J. B.. M.D. Lond., M.R.c.p. : neurologist, Pinderfields GeneralHospital, Wakefield.
CuLLiNHfom). D. W. J., M.B. Lond., F.F.A. R.c.a., D.A. : part-timeconsultant anæsthetist, Mid-Worcestershire, Birmingham(Dudley Road), and Birmingham (sanatoria) groups.
FAWCETT, J. W’., M.D. Camb., M.R.C.P. : part-time consultantphysician, King George Hospital, Ilford.
FISH, F. J., M.B. Lond., M.R.C.P., D.P.M. : whole-time senior asst.psychiatrist, Carlton Hayes Hospital, Narborough, nearLeicester.
HODGES, H. (’HRisTtXH. B.sc., M.B. BVales, D.M.R.T. : part-timeconsultant radiotherapist in charge of the department, St.John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, London.
JAMIESON, J. G., M.A., B.M. Oxfd, D.C.H. : senior school M.O., Leeds.KARLidn, A. J., M.D. Rome, M.R.o.p. : consultant, Reading chest
clinics.MCEWAN, J. M., M.B. Glasg., D.P.H.: m.o.H., urban districts of
Hexham, and rural districts of Bellingham, Haltwhistle, andHexham.
O’NKiLL. D. BV. J., m.rt.c.s. : asst. county M.o., Cheshire.PEREIRA, P. F. A., M.B. Madras, D.p.H. : asst. physician (geriatrics),
East Suffolk and Ipswich hospital group.WALKER, G. L.. M.B. Edin. : whole-time asst. chest physician
(S.H.M.O.), Dudley and Stourbridge group.
Appointed Factory Doctors:JONES, D. R. M., M.B. Lond. : Brynamman, Carmarthen.MC ADOO, H. MCC., M.B. Belf. : Manchester south-west district.MARTIN, HELEN F., M.B. Edin. : Bunessan, Argyll.RODGER, N. 0.. M.B. Glasg.: Arisaig-and-Moidart, Inverness.
Colonial Medical Service :
BERNEZ, E. G. A., M.B.: resident M.O., St. Lucia, Windward Isles.CHRISTIAN, F. F’., M.B. N.U.I.: M.O., Gold Coast. _
. FORREST, C. lt., M.n. Glasg.: M.o., Hong-Kong.FRANKS, A. (’., M.B. Camb. : senior M.o., Tanganyika.GENTLE, G. H. K., M.R.C.S. : M.O. (grade A), Caribbean medical
centre.GRAY, D. K., m.rs.: M.o., South Pacific health service, Fiji.HART, P. L. DK V., m.D. Lond., M.R.c.r. : M.o., Federation of
Malaya.LuoK, L. C., L.R.C.P.E., D.A. : anaesthetist, medical department,
British Guiana.KYLLEN, 0. H., M.B. Dubl.: M.o., Kenya.PKNROSE, A. G., M.B. : M.o., Seychelles.RoBERTSON, .E. L. S., M.B. Aberd., F.R.C.S.E.: M.o. (grade A),
Colonial Hospital, San Fernando.SWALES, K. A., M.B. St. And. : district M.o., St. Lucia, Windward
Isles.TWOHIG, J. N., M.B. N.U.I.: senior M.O., Uganda.