Lives of the fellows

Moustafa-Yousef El-Gammal

b.30 March 1914 d.2 September 1997
MB ChB Cairo MRCP(1949) FRCP(1975)

Moustafa-Yousef El-Gammal was chairman and professor of chest diseases in the medical unit of Ain Shams University, Cairo. He was born in Damietta, Egypt, the son of Yousef El-Gammal, a businessman. He was educated in Cairo, attending Saidiah secondary school and then Cairo University.

He held a post as house physician at Cairo University Hospital from 1939 to 1941, and then became a registrar and subsequently a consultant physician at Abbassia Fever Hospital, Cairo. In 1947 he was appointed as an assistant tutor in medicine at Cairo University and then a tutor in the medical department of Ain Shams University. In 1957 he was made assistant professor of chest diseases at Ain Shams, becoming, in 1965, chairman and professor of chest diseases in the medical unit.

He later became a supervisor of tuberculosis and other chest diseases at the General Hospital Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He wrote papers on, among other subjects, bone marrow changes in silicosis, pulmonary hypertension and bronchial asthma.

Outside medicine, he was particularly interested in motoring. He was an elected member and then sub-director of the board of the Automobile Club of Egypt and was, from 1970 to 1972, sub-director of the Arab Union of Automobile Clubs. He also enjoyed swimming, squash and football.

In 1950 he married Fawziah Mansour El-Gammal, and they had two daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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