Lives of the fellows

Stanley Dodd

b.15 January 1876 d.21 April 1946
BA Cantab(1899) MA Cantab(1904) MB BCh Cantab(1904) MRCS LRCP(1902) MRCP(1908) FRCSE(1908) FCOG(1929) FRCP(1932)

Stanley Dodd, the third son of Arthur Dodd, a diamond merchant of Tulse Hill, and Alice Fox, was educated at Eastbourne College, Caius College, Cambridge, and Westminster Hospital, to which he had gained an entrance scholarship. His training fitted him to become the ideal obstetrician. At his teaching hospital he proceeded from house physician and house surgeon to obstetric tutor, and returned from the senior registrarship at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital to become assistant surgeon within seven years of his first qualification. In 1924 he was appointed obstetric surgeon, holding also posts on the staffs of the Chelsea Hospital for Women and of the Bolingbroke Hospital, and examining at Cambridge and London Universities and at the Central Midwives Board.

Dodd always maintained an impressive and unruffled manner, inspiring confidence in both easy and difficult situations. He was a tolerant and sound teacher and ever a sympathetic examiner, for he himself was a fine diagnostician and a brilliant abdominal surgeon; but he had no liking for outside societies and discussions. He preferred to spend his leisure in the country, to which he retired at the age of sixty, for he was an excellent shot and a keen gardener. In 1912 he married Phyllis Embury. They had one son.

Richard R Trail

[Brit.med.J., 1946, 1, 778; Lancet, 1946, 1, 672-3.]

(Volume V, page 108)

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