Lives of the fellows

Sydney Walter Curl

b.1874 d.13 August 1936
BA Cantab(1896) MA MD MRCS FRCP(1918)

Sydney Curl was born at Norwich, the son of Jacob Curl. He received his education at the Norfolk County School and Downing College, Cambridge, where he graduated as B.A. in 1896, and his medical training at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Vienna, qualifying in 1899. He then held junior appointments at the West London Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children, the Royal National Hospital for Consumption, Ventnor, and the North-Eastern Hospital for Children, Hackney. Curl practised at Colchester where his principal appointment was as physician to the Essex County Hospital. He was Arris and Gale lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1906. During the 1914-1918 War he served as a captain with the 1st Eastern General Hospital at Cambridge and the 55th General Hospital in France. Personally, he was diffident and reserved, with few interests outside his work. He died at Colchester, a bachelor.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1936; B.M.J., 1936; Al.Cantab., ii, 201]

(Volume IV, page 558)

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