Lives of the fellows

Arthur Latham Ormerod

b.14 July 1870 d.5 March 1953
MA DM Oxon MRCS DPH(1898) FRCP(1908)

Arthur Ormerod graduated, with first-class honours in natural sciences, at New College, Oxford, in 1892, and four years later qualified at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, to which he had won a senior entrance scholarship. He held house appointments at St. Bartholomew’s and at the Borough Sanatorium, Brighton, and obtained the D.P.H. in 1898. After serving as assistant medical officer of health for Oxford, he became, in 1902, medical officer of health for the same city, a post which he filled until 1929, when he was appointed schools medical officer for Oxford. He retired in 1935 but resumed school medical work during the 1939-1945 War. Ormerod was a much loved figure in Oxford on account of his interest in local boys’ clubs and, in particular, the "Bivouac Club". He was an enthusiastic teacher of swimming to boys and also shared with them his hobbies of working in wood and metal. He died, a bachelor, at his home at Boar’s Hill, Oxford.

G H Brown

[Oxford Mail, 9 Mar. 1953]

(Volume IV, page 493)

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