Lives of the fellows

Mahmoud Erfan

b.10 June 1891 d.6 September 1961
MB BCh Cairo(1912) DTM&H Cantab(1917) MRCS LRCP(1917) MRCP(1937) FRCP(1945)

Mahmoud Erfan was born in Assuit, Upper Egypt, and studied medicine at the University of Cairo. From 1913 to 1916, when he came to England for post-graduate training, he was a physician at the Ministry of Public Health.

On his return home he was, in succession, medical registrar (1920-24), assistant physician (1924-30), assistant professor of medicine (1930-38), professor of medicine (1938-42), and head of the medical department at the University (1942-51). On his retirement under the age limit in 1951 he acted as part-time professor in the medical department until 1957.

No details are available on his personality or on his teaching, but his writings show he had a special interest in bilharziasis and schistosomiasis.

Richard R Trail

(Volume V, page 123)

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