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HOGARTH, Margaret Cameron (1885 - 1980), formerly Chairman: Executive Committee, Central Council for District Nursing in London; Medical Advisory Committee Nursery School Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Governor, Gipsy Hill Training College, Surrey County Council; Member Executive Committee, Children’s Aid Society; a Vice-President of the Health Visitors Association

SOUTTAR, Henry (1875 - 1964), Consulting Surgeon; Consulting Surgeon, London Hospital; Past President BMA; Past Chairman, Central Medical War Committee; Past Vice-Pres. Royal College of Surgeons of England; Past Pres. Institute of British Surgical Technicians; Past Fellow RSM; Fellow Association of Surgeons of Great Britain; late Chairman of Representative Body, and of Council, BMA; late Examiner in Surgery, RCS of England, Universities of Oxford, London, Aberdeen, and Liverpool; late Chm., Medical Personnel (Army in India) Mission, 1942; late Deputy Chairman, Inter-departmental Committee on Nursing Services; Chm. Medical Planning Commission; Chm. Radium Technical Committee of Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons; Director of Surgical Unit, London Hospital

Eve, Arthur Malcolm Trustram (1894 - 1976), QC 1935; Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod in the Order of the British Empire, 1960–69; Independent Chairman Cement Makers’ Federation, 1951–70; President Cembureau (International Cement Makers’ Association), 1952–70; Director: Yorkshire Insurance Co. Ltd, 1949–66; New River Co. Ltd, 1954–70; Governor Peabody Trust, 1957–65; Director, St Martin’s Property Corp. Ltd, 1961–70; Hon. Treasurer, Royal College of Nursing, 1964–70

ROGERS, Lambert Charles (1897 - 1961), Professor of Surgery, University of Wales; Director of Surgical Unit, Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff Royal Infirmary; Consultant in Neuro-surgery to Royal Navy; Surgeon to United Cardiff Hosps.; Hon. Consulting Surgeon, Prince of Wales Orthopædic Hospital, Cardiff; Adviser in Surgery, Welsh Regional Hospital Board; External Examiner in Surgery for Fellowship of RCS (I) and RCS (Edin.); Mem. Council RCS of Eng., 1943–59 (Examiner in Anatomy for Fellowship); Fellow of Anatomical Society of R. Soc. Med. and of Assoc. of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (Pres. 1951–52); Hon. Mem. Soc. of Brit. Neurological Surgeons (Pres. 1948–50), Moynihan Chirurgical Club (Hon. Sec. 1940–50, Pres. 1950–52); BMA Pres. Section of Surgery, 1953. Pres. S. Wales and Mon. Branch, 1960–61; Cardiff Medical Soc. (Pres. 1954–55) and of Welsh Surgical Soc. (Pres. 1953–58); Pres. local branch of Royal College of Nursing, 1955–56; Pres. Section of Surgery, Roy. Soc. Med., 1960–61; Hon. Mem. Society of Australasian Neurological Surgeons; Membre Honoraire Étranger de la Soc. Belge de Chirurgie; Member International Soc. of Surgery (British Delegate, 1947–); Hon. Life Mem., and Vice-Pres. Glamorgan Branch, British Red Cross Society; Vice-Pres. Cardiff Business Club

EDINGTON, George Henry (1870 - 1943), Hon. Consulting Surgeon, late Visiting Surgeon, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, and Lecturer Clinical Surgery, University of Glasgow; Examiner in Surgery, University of Glasgow; Member of the King’s Bodyguard for Scotland (The Royal Company of Archers); Member, Glasgow University Court since 1939; Member of Council of Scottish National Blood Transfusion Association, 1940; Member, Scottish Civil Nursing Reserve Advisory Council, 1940–43; President Royal Philosophical Society, Glasgow, 1940–43; President Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society, 1936–38; President Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, 1927–29 and Representative to General Medical Council, 1928–40; Medical Referee, Sheriffdom of Lanark; member of Council and of Executive British Red Cross Society, Scottish Branch, and was Chairman of Executive, 1930–42; Chairman, War Pensions Committee, Glasgow, since 1933; late Hon. Colonel RAMC Units Lowland Division


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Historically, the women in a household cared for the sick of their family, just as they fed and clothed them in health. The care of the indigent and homeless sick devolved mostly on religious communities until the Reformation.


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