Lives of the fellows

Ibrahim Shawki

b.17 May 1890 d.March 1963
MB Cairo(1913) MRCP(1934) FRCP(1948)

Two years after his graduation at Cairo University, during which he had held the posts of house officer and medical resident at the Kasr-el-Aini Hospital, Ibrahim Shawki was sent to England to study child welfare and welfare centres, and on his return home instituted undergraduate education in paediatrics.

In 1933 he organised post-graduate education for the diploma of child health and founded the Mounera University Children’s Hospital, which was the biggest paediatric centre in the Middle East. In 1935 his work on dysentery and rickets was recognised in the Membership of the College. At the University he was elected the first professor of paediatrics in 1938, sub-dean of the medical faculty in 1940, and dean in 1940 and 1945. From 1947 to 1949 he was rector, and then in November 1949, in January 1952 and in July 1952 was appointed Minister of Health. He was also president of the Medical Syndicate in 1946, 1947 and 1953 and held office in some fourteen national scientific societies. Egypt owes him a great debt of gratitude.

Richard R Trail

(Volume V, page 375)

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