Lives of the fellows

George Hall

b.11 October 1879 d.10 January 1955
CMG(1916) BSc Newcastle(1899) MB Lond(1903) MD Lond(1905) MRCP(1907) FRCP(1927)

George Hall was the son of Matthias Stokoe Hall, who had married Mary Ann Brotherton. He graduated B.Sc, from Armstrong College, Newcastle, at the age of twenty and then entered University College Hospital Medical School with the Bucknill scholarship. He won the Cluff prize and a gold medal and exhibition in physiology as an undergraduate, and in 1904, a year after graduation, the Atkinson Morley surgical scholarship. In 1908, following house posts at his medical school and at the National Hospital, Queen Square, he returned to Newcastle as assistant physician to the Royal Victoria Infirmary. His service during the First World War with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force was recognised in the award of the C.M.G.

Hall had a large practice as a general physician with a special interest in neurology, and was respected as a painstaking, kindly teacher. He held the appointments of consultant neurologist to the Sanderson Orthopaedic Hospital for Children, and of physician to the Ingham Infirmary, South Shields, and the Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Gateshead.

In 1913 he married Margaret, daughter of Nicholas Mein, of Newcastle, and had one son and one daughter.

Richard R Trail

[Brit.med.J., 1955, 1, 292-3; Lancet, 1955, 1, 210 (p); Times, 15 Jan. 1955.]

(Volume V, page 169)

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