Sir William Kelsey Fry


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(1899–1963) Sir William Kelsey Fry was formative in pioneering the development of maxillofacial surgery. He established a postgraduate teaching centre at East Grinstead, Sussex, during the Second World War and played a key role in establishing the Postgraduate Dental School at the Eastman Dental Hospital. With Sir Terrance Ward, he co-authored The Dental Treatment of Maxillofacial Injuries, one of the foremost textbooks in the field. In recognition of his services to his country and his profession he was awarded the CBE in 1948 and was knighted in 1951. He was dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England during the period 1950–53. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1953 and in 1955 was made a DSc of McGill University.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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