b.29 July 1904 d.18 April 1970
MB ChB Cairo(1928) MD(1932) MRCP(1932) FRCP(1964)
Sayid Abd El Kader Effat was born in a small village of Sharkia province of Egypt, the son of Sheikh Abd El Kader Effat. After his school days he was admitted to the School of Medicine in Cairo where he obtained the diploma in Medicine in January 1928. He was then appointed house physician and resident registrar to the Medical Unit at Kasr-El-Aini University Hospital, Cairo. He got his MD in 1932 and shortly afterwards took his Membership in London. He then returned to Cairo where he was appointed as a lecturer in the Postgraduate section of Internal Medicine.
He was interested in circulatory failure, and in 1932 he reported bilharzial infiltration of the lung with secondary heart failure (cardiopulmonary bilharziasis). He was appointed to the Chair of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Cairo University in 1948.
In spite of his vast private practice, Effat kept pace with the ever expanding medical literature. Many of his students are now professors at Cairo and other universities, and his influence in medical culture and philosophy is discernible in many of them.
His hobbies were literature and poetry and he added much to medical ethics in teaching, research and practice.
Effat retired in 1964, but his activities were maintained until his terminal illness. He died at his home in Cairo, leaving one son and two daughters.
(Volume VI, page 160)
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