Lives of the fellows

Samuel Ernest Dore

b.16 September 1872 d.28 June 1950
BA Cantab(1894) MA MD MRCS FRCP(1920)

Ernest Dore was born at Holloway, the son of Samuel Lammer Dore, merchant, of Highgate. He went to school at Margate and Mill Hill, and studied natural sciences at St. John’s College, Cambridge, graduating in 1894. He qualified four years later from St. Mary’s Hospital and then held posts as clinical assistant at the Great Northern Central Hospital and in the skin departments of St. Mary’s and the Middlesex Hospitals. Specialising in dermatology, he next became physician in charge of the skin departments of the Hampstead General Hospital and the Evelina Hospital for Children. His first senior appointment was that of assistant physician for skin diseases at the Westminster Hospital under Colcott Fox, whom he duly succeeded as head of the department. Soon after the 1914-1918 War, he was elected to the staff of St. Thomas’s Hospital, and he remained active at both teaching Hospitals until his retirement in 1934. In 1907 Dore, who was an early worker on radiotherapy, published a book on Light and X-ray treatment of Skin Diseases, in collaboration with Sir Malcolm Morris, whom he assisted at St. Mary’s and in practice. He helped Morris to revise several editions of his Diseases of the Skin, and in 1934 he and Franklin virtually rewrote the work. Although of an easy-going and diffident nature, Dore was always unobtrusively up to date in his own subject, and indeed sometimes a leader in its development. A married man, he died in London.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1950; B.M.J., 1950; Al.Cantab., ii, 320]

(Volume IV, page 568)

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